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With their 6th round pick, 161st overall, the Guelph Platers select: C, Marty Barry

Career Highlights:
2 Time Stanley Cup Champion (1936, 1937)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner 1937
NHL Post Season 1st All-Star Team 1937
Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Position: C
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175 lbs.

Regular Season:

Marty Barry was a very productive offensive player during his NHL career. He was noted in particular for being a sniper but was also known as a smart passer:

7 - Top 10 Finishes in Goals: 2, 3, 3, 8, 8, 9, 10
3 - Top 10 Finishes in Assists: 2, 4, 7
6 - Top 10 Finishes in Points: 2, 3, 4, 4, 7, 8

Top Regular Season Scorers, 1931-1940

Busher Jackson - 353 points in 444 games
Marty Barry - 353 points in 456 games

Career Regular Season Stats:
509195192387 231    


Barry's point production during the playoffs matched that of the regular season - unusual for his time.

In addition, he was noted for his clutch play and lead the playoffs in scoring twice.

He scored 17 points in 17 games as Detroit won their back to back Stanley Cups 1936-1937.

Career Playoff Stats:
43151833 34    

Quotations and Perspective:

Originally Posted by Bruins' Shore Best On Skates by Harry Grayson, The Telegraph-Herald, Nov 18,1936
There are numerous other remarkable players today. Marty Barry isn't far removed from the front rank. Indeed many competent critics rate the Detroit center smack up there.

Barry, big and strong and a hard worker, is as fine a playmaker as he is a defensive player. He has played left wing during the greater part of his career, but is the clever, snappy type of center who feeds his wings exceptionally well.

Originally Posted by Detroit Times sportswriter Bob Murphy likened Barry to baseball player Charlie Gehringer

"Like the great Black Knight of the Tiger infield, Marty Berry possesses that faculty of mechanical perfection. He sweeps the ice with such smooth, rhythmic strides his play seems effortless. He is called hockey's greatest passer."

Originally Posted by Stanley Cup Series Goes Five Games, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, April 13, 1937

Barry was not to be denied when he took the puck at his own blue-line midway in the third period after passes from Syd Howe and Johnny Sorrell. In a tremendous burst of speed, without faltering in his headlong rush, he split the defense between "Ott" Heller and Art Coulter. At the penalty circle he swerved to the left out of Coulter's reach and from an amazing sharp angle, rifled a swift drive into the far side of the net. Kerr never had a chance as the puck streaked past him to bite into the net just inside the post.

The goal prolonged the Stanley Cup finals to the fifth game to be played here Thursday night.

Barry's shot turned 13,515 customers who had settled back in anticipation of an overtime game, into a madly cheering throng tossing papers and programs to the ice.
Originally Posted by Marty Barry, Bruin's Center, A Most Aggressive Player, The Telegraph, Jan 19,1935

The Boston Bruin's center, Marty Barry, is one of the most aggressive players in the National Hockey League. He has assisted his mates scores of times this season in penetrating opponents' defense zones and has scored several goals himself.

Originally Posted by Detroit Keeps Hockey Trophy, Prescott Evening Courier, Apr 16, 1937
The stick wizardry of big Marty Barry, who scored two goals and an assist, and the phenomenal net-minding of Rookie Earl Robertson, who shut out the aggressive, dangerous New York Rangers for the second time, 3 to 0, stood out as the Detroit wound up a successful five game defense of the 44-year-old cup before 14,102 madly cheering spectators last night.
Originally Posted by Detroit Favored To Retain Title,The Telegraph-Herald Nov 17, 1936

Marty Barry, Larry Aurie, and Herb Lewis give the Red Wings one of the best forward lines in the game. It is not only a high scoring array, but one of the finest defensive combinations.

Originally Posted by The Leader-Post, Nov 22, 1939

Two newcomers to the Canadiens, Earl Robinson and Marty Barry, combined on the winning goal which came in the ninth minute of the final period. Breaking away from a Boston gang attack Barry shot a rink-wide pass to Robinson who banged in a hard shot at Frankie Brimsek and then drove home the rebound.

Originally Posted by Detroit Red Wings Shut Out Toronto Leafs 1-0, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Jan 16, 1939

Giesebrecht took a beautiful double relay from Marty Barry and Carl Liscombe directly in front of the Toronto net and beat Goalie "Turk" Broda with a smash into the corner.

Originally Posted by Bruins Make It 13 Straight Victories, Daily Boston Globe, Jan 8, 1930

Marty Barry, subjected to more bumping than he had received in any game, showed he could take it.

Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette, Jan 10, 1930

The Bruins lost a goal in the second period when a shot by Marty Barry went through a hole in the net.

Originally Posted by Detroiters Score Three Times To Give Smith Second Shutout, Ottawa Citizen, Mar 27, 1936

In the last minute, Aurie and Lewis got away clear, with Marty Barry. The big center gave Aurie a pass to the right of the net, and his cross-fire shot drove deeply into the twine.

Originally Posted by Triple Tie For Hockey Scoring, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov 20, 1934

Marty Barry continued to set the pace as the "bad boy" of the league, having spend 24 minutes in the penalty box.

Originally Posted by Carr, Schriner, Chapman Shine, The Windsor Daily Star, Nov 2, 1935
Larry Aurie accounted for both Detroit scores, the first on a smart passing play with Marty Barry and the second with a long distance shot from almost the blueline that Roy Worters lost in a sea of legs.

Originally Posted by Wings In Bruising Tussle With Leafs,The Montreal Gazette Dec 16, 1935

Herbie Lewis and Marty Barry were responsible for the goal that gave Wings the decision. After four minutes of overtime they beat the Leaf defence, Lewis taking a smart pass from Barry for the goal.

Originally Posted by Jake Forbes in Goal for New Haven, Providence News, Jan 31, 1929
(while playing for New Haven 1928-29)

Marty Barry is one of the hardest men on the blades to stop.

Originally Posted by The Detroit News, The Glorious Wings of Old, By Vivian M. Baulch

[Barry] also played in 500 games over 10 years without missing one, which earned him the nickname the Iron Horse of major league hockey.
He nearly missed a game when his wife suffered problems before their first baby was born. However, she recovered soon enough so that he could get to the game on time.

Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends, Joe Pelletier

A great skater and prolific playmaker, Barry played briefly with the New York Americans during the 1927-28 season but didn't stick in the NHL until he joined the Bruins in 1929. In Bostone became an solid second line center but by 1933 he developed into perhaps the Bruins top offensive threat. He led his Bruins in scoring for 3 consecutive seasons.

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey

Wherever he played, Marty Barry was a productive center whose work ethic was lauded by teammates and opponents alike. His stamina and dedication made him one of the most consistent and durable performers of his era. Between 1929 and 1939, he missed only two NHL regular season games.

Although he was born in Shannon, just north of Quebec City, Barry grew up and learned to play hockey in Montreal. He played in the Mount Royal intermediate league with the Gurney Foundry team in 1922-23, with St. Michael's the following year and then with St. Anthony for two seasons after that. A proficient scorer, he was known by the local sportswriters as "Goal-a-Game" Barry.


Barry's play was crucial to the Detroit franchise's enormous success during this period. The team finished at the top of the NHL regular season standings and won the Stanley Cup in both 1936 and 1937, making the Wings the first U.S.-based team to capture back-to-back championships.

In November 1939 Barry signed with the Montreal Canadiens, for whom he played his last NHL season. He left the league with the reputation of being a consistent offensive producer as well an "iron man" who almost never missed a game.

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