First of all congratulations to Matthew Barnaby for his 14 years career in NHL. He will be remembered as one of great enforcers and fighters of this game. On Wednesday July 18, 2007, Barnaby told Buffalo television station WGRZ that he has retired from hockey. As a STARS fan, Barnaby was a great fighter for us and he won just about every fight last season, with exception of the fight he had on Jan. 9 in which he suffered a concussion and did not return.
Here are some stats for you.....Barnaby is 34 and he played 14 NHL seasons with seven teams: Sabres, Penguins, Lightning, Rangers, Avalanche, Blackhawks, STARS. He had 113 goals and 187 assists for a total of 300 points in 834 career NHL games. One thing to note is that he had 2562 Penalty Minutes in those 834 games. I'm sure that the STARS fans will miss Barnaby. It was great having him on our team during the 2006-07 season.