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Ryan Barnes
Ryan Barnes
Left Wing
Number: 52
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 30, 1980
Birthplace: Dunnville, ON, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (55th overall)
Ryan Barnes was born January 30, 1980 in Dunnville, Ontario. The second round, 55th overall selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Barnes is a graduate of the OHL.

A hard-nosed winger, Barnes played three seasons in the OHL, with stops in Sudbury, Toronto and Barrie where he captured an OHL Championship in 99-2000 before making his professional debut in 2000-01. Barnes went on to split his first two professional seasons with the ECHLs Toledo Storm and the AHLs Cincinnati Mighty Ducks before joining the AHLs Grand Rapids Griffins in 2002-03.

In 2003-04, the Dunnville, Ontario native spent the majority of the season in Grand Rapids while making his NHL debut with Detroit midway through the season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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