Canadiens Lose Mark Barberio on Waivers


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The Colorado Avalanche have claimed defenceman Mark Barberio off of waivers. Barberio was placed on waivers on Wednesday by the Montreal Canadiens with the purpose of sending him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate St. John’s Ice Caps.

Barberio, 26, was signed by the Canadiens on July 1, 2015 to a one-year, two-year contract and earned a contract extension last summer.

The Montreal-native played 56 games with the Habs over the course of the last two seasons and registered two goals and 12 assists. While in the organization, Barberio also spent time with the St. John’s Ice Caps in the AHL and recorded five goals and 33 assists in 46 games played.

Prior to joining the Canadiens, he was was selected 152nd overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning and stuck with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for two more seasons before joining the Lightning’s then-affiliate Norfolk Admirals. From 2013 to 2015, Barberio played in the range of 50 games per season for the main club without being re-assigned to the minors.

All About The Habs wishes Mark Barberio the best of luck in Colorado and thanks him for his time served in Montreal and St. John’s.

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One Response to Canadiens Lose Mark Barberio on Waivers

  1. I knew he would never clear waivers..bergevin gotta stop playing the waiver game or we will not have any prospects left..this was another bad decision by management..first Condon and now Barberio

    Bay_Bye February 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply

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