Tyson began his, well junior, hockey career in Kelowna, the same province in which he grew up in. Drafted in 2006 by the Rockets, Tyson was selected 18th overall. The draft featured current NHL players like Evander Kane, Brayden Schenn and Cody Eakin. Only 18 players within that draft ever went on to play at least a single game in the NHL. Tyson completed his junior career notching 228 points over 256 regular season games.
Needless to say, Tyson has been a mainstay with the team for a number of years and has two more years on his contract at 5.5 million annually. He managed to avoid arbitration in 2016 but the big question will be if he gets another, long term contract from the Avs as he’s currently still young and coming into his prime of his career.
Gettin’ the auto
I got this Upper Deck card signed by Tyson Barrie of the Colorado Avalanche in 129 days via the team. Not particularly a large, fellow – standing at 5’10, Tyson has become quite the defenseman for the Avs after being selected 64th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft.