Bill Barber - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

William Charles “Bill” Barber (July 11, 1952-) spent only 11 games in the minors before being called up to Philadelphia in 1972 as an injury replacement, then placed second in the Calder Trophy voting for the NHL’s top rookie. Bill starred on left wing for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey Association, scoring 127 goals and 171 assists in 177 games over three seasons. The Philadelphia Flyers then took Barber with the seventh overall pick of the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. He was inserted into the Flyers famed LCB line, alongside Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke. Barber scored 30 goals and 34 assists in 69 games. Including 1972-73, he had nine seasons with 30 or more goals, including four topping 40 goals and once hitting the 50-goal mark. Bill Barber had tremendous strength, playmaking and skating abilities and a superb scoring touch as well as a passion for the game. He was a key component that helped Philadelphia over the hump and capture back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. In 1980, he guided the Flyers back to the Finals, falling to the high-powered New York Islanders in six games. Barber led all skaters that playoff season with 12 goals and added five assists for 16 points.

Knee injuries took their toll on Barber as he missed the entire 1984-85 seasons and was forced to retire. He played his entire career with the Broad Street Bullies (1972-1984, was named to the 1975-76 NHL All-Star First Team and played in six NHL All-Star Games. Bill Barber finished his career with 420 regular seasons goals and 883 assists in 903 career NHL games while posting a 316 plus/minus. He also had 53 goals and 55 assists in 129 playoff games winning two Stanley Cup championships. Bill Barber was inducted in to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. He coached the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, to a Memorial Cup title in 1998. He coached the Flyers from 2000-2002 earning the 2001 Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s Coach of the Year. He compiled a record of 73-40-7 in 136 games as Flyers head coach. Barber went to work for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2002 as Director of Player Personnel and was added to the Stanley Cup once more with their win in 2004.


Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (24)

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