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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Cam Barker

Sunday, 13.01.2013 / 1:41 PM / News
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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Cam Barker

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Cam Barker.

Barker, 26, dressed in 23 games this season with the AHL Texas Stars, recording eight points (3-5-8) and 24 penalty minutes. He spent the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers where he registered two points (2-0-2) and 23 penalty minutes in 25 games. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native has played 296 career NHL games, collecting 94 points (21-73-94) and 286 penalty minutes. In 17 playoff games, he registered nine points (3-6-9) and two penalty minutes.

On the international stage, Barker has helped Canada to three gold medals, twice at the World Junior Hockey Championships (2005, 2006) and most recently at the 2012 Spengler Cup.

The 6’3”, 222-pound defenceman was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks third overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
2000-2001 Winnipeg Rangers-WBHL
2001-2002 Cornwall Colts-CJHL 72 6 23 29 132
2001-2002 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002-2003 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 64 10 37 47 -16 79 9 0
2003-2004 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 69 21 44 65 17 105 12 0
2003-2004 Medicine Hat Tigers-M-Cup 4 0 2 2 10
2004-2005 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 52 15 33 48 19 99 6 0
2004-2005 Canada-WJC-A 3 1 0 1 4
2005-2006 Blackhawks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2005-2006 Medicine Hat Tigers-WHL 26 5 13 18 4 63 5 0
2005-2006 Canada-WJC-A 6 2 4 6 18
2006-2007 Blackhawks 35 1 7 8 -12 44 1 0 0 38 2.6
2006-2007 Norfolk Admirals-AHL 34 5 10 15 6 53 2 0 0
2007-2008 Blackhawks 45 6 12 18 -3 52 2 0 0 42 14.3
2007-2008 Rockford IceHogs-AHL 29 8 11 19 2 67 4 0
2008-2009 Blackhawks 68 6 34 40 -6 65 5 0 1 101 5.9
2008-2009 Rockford IceHogs-AHL 7 3 2 5 3 6 1 0 0
2009-2010 Blackhawks 51 4 10 14 7 58 3 0 1 74 5.4
2009-2010 Wild 19 1 6 7 -2 10 1 0 0 31 3.2
2010-2011 Wild 52 1 4 5 -10 34 0 0 1 44 2.3
2011-2012 Oilers 25 2 0 2 0 23 1 0 1 35 5.7
NHL TOTALS 296 21 73 94 -26 286 13 0 4 366 5.7