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Born November 30, 1960 (1960-11-30) (age 49),
Toronto, ON, CAN
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Hartford Whalers
Detroit Red Wings
New Jersey Devils
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1981 – 1997

David Angus Barr (born November 30, 1960) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars. He is currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wild. He has two nephews currently living in edmonton Alberta.


Playing career

After a nomadic junior career in which he played for the Billings Bighorns, Edmonton Oil Kings, Great Falls Americans, Portland Winter Hawks and Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Hockey League, Barr turned pro and went on to play 614 regular season games in the National Hockey League. After his retirement, he took up coaching, and was the head coach of the Houston Aeros of the International Hockey League in the 2000–01 season.[1] He then was the head coach of the Guelph Storm of the OHL from 2004–08, where he won the Matt Leyden Trophy, emblematic of the league's Coach of the Year, in 2005–06.[2] Dave Barr has also been named as the head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament from August 14–18, 2007, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Barr was an assistant coach on the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL during the 2008-09 NHL season, but following a disappointing year, the Avalanche cleaned house and fired their entire coaching staff including Dave Barr. On July 3, 2009 the Minnesota Wild hired Dave Barr as an assistant coach.

Coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
HOU 2000–01 82 42 32 - 8 92 2nd in West Lost in first round
GUE 2004–05 68 23 34 10 1 57 5th in Midwest Lost in first round
GUE 2005–06 68 40 24 - 4 84 3rd in Midwest Lost in third round
GUE 2006–07 68 33 23 - 12 78 3rd in Midwest Lost in first round
GUE 2007–08 68 34 25 - 9 77 3rd in Midwest Lost in second round

Awards and achievements

2005–06 Matt Leyden Trophy winner


  1. ^ "Dave Barr player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ Bell, Aaron, ed. 2009–10 OHL Media Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 130. 


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