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Lightning Re-Sign D Mark Barberio

TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  

Barberio, 23, skated in two games with the Lightning during the 2012-13 season, recording one shot on goal. He made his NHL debut on April 9 against the Ottawa Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Barberio also skated in 73 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, collecting eight goals and 42 points to go along with 44 penalty minutes. He ranked tied for third in the AHL among defensemen for assists with 34 and ranked sixth for points. Of his eight goals last season, five were recorded while on the power play. Barberio also played in 18 games during the Calder Cup playoffs with Syracuse, notching three goals and 15 points with 18 penalty minutes. He led all defensemen for points, and was tied for first in both goals and assists during the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs. 

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenseman has skated in 215 career AHL games with the Crunch and Norfolk Admirals, posting 30 goals and 134 points with 111 penalty minutes. During the 2011-12 season, while playing for the Admirals, Barberio won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s top defenseman. He was also part of the Admirals team that won the Calder Cup, registering two goals and nine points in 18 games during the playoffs. 

Barberio was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round, 152nd overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  

 

Barberio’s Career Statistics

               

Regular Season

Playoffs

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

+/-

PIM

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

2006-07

Cape Breton

QMJHL

41

2

8

10

-

42

-

-

-

-

-

Moncton

QMJHL

19

1

6

7

-

21

7

0

2

2

8

2007-08

Moncton

QMJHL

70

11

35

46

-

75

-

-

-

-

-

2008-09

Moncton

QMJHL

66

15

30

45

-

42

-

-

-

-

-

2009-10

Moncton

QMJHL

65

17

43

60

-

72

21

5

17

22

12

2010-11

Norfolk

AHL

68

9

22

31

-

28

6

1

0

1

4

2011-12

Norfolk

AHL

74

13

48

61

-

39

18

2

7

9

12

2012-13

Syracuse

AHL

73

8

34

42

-

44

18

3

12

15

18

 

TAMPA BAY

NHL

2

0

0

0

-2

0

 

-

-

-

-

-

NHL TOTALS

 

2

0

0

0

-2

0

 

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

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