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John Barrett
John Barrett
Defenseman
Number: 3
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210
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Born: Jul 1, 1958
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 8th (129th overall)
John, like older brother Fred, was stricken with the injury bug. Though he didn't have the variety or scope of his sibling's breaks and strains, John's problem proved to be career-ending. With four seconds to go in a lopsided win over Vancouver in 1987, Barrett, a hard-hitting defender with the Washington Capitals, had a harmless-looking shot hit him in the left leg. The puck found its way between his pads and broke his kneec zap.

He worked hard to recover and, one day before he was scheduled to return to the ice, underwent a stress test to prove his readiness. During the workout he heard a snap in the kneecap was broken again. Part of the joint was removed but Barrett, at age 29, was unable to convince the Capitals or the Minnesota North Stars after a trade that he could continue in the NHL.

Strangely, the player Barrett was traded with from Detroit to Washington, Greg Smith, also broke his kneecap shortly after joining the Capitals. He was out of the league in less than two seasons as well.

Defenseman Barrett had been drafted by Detroit in 1978 and after a year and a half of seasoning in the minors was in the Red Wings lineup on a regular basis in 1980-81. He was a mainstay on the blueline for most of six years before going to the Capitals and played one final game, with Minnesota in 1988.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59