Matt Barker
                                   
  Position: C     Height: 5'9"       Shoots: L  
  Number: 17     Weight: 165 lbs   Hometown: North Bay, ON
       
 
                         
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Matt Rookie Sensation Barker joined the Watchmen midway through the 03/04 season after posting some impressive numbers with the Watchmen farm team; the Explosions.  After a bit of coaching from his teammates, Matt quickly fit into the Watchmen lineup.  Barker scored the game-winning goal in his first game as a Watchmen and went on to be an offensive force.
Barker is easily spotted on the ice with his full wire cage and the only guy who will intentionally go to his backhand on a breakaway.  After a much publicized summer in the Yoho hockey league in 2004, Barker returned, to the centre position between veteran wingers Wilkinson and Girard.  Barker retired after the champsionship 2005 season choosing his career over rec hockey and moved to the United States.
                                   
Matt Barker - Career Stats                            
Team Season   GP G A Pts. PIM GPG PPG PIM/GP Notes    
Watchmen W (RS) 03/04 [SP] Div2 9 6   11   17   6   0.7 1.9 0.7      
Watchmen W (PO) 03/04 [FT] Div2 3 2 * 2   4 * 6 * 0.7 1.3 2.0 Led team in scoring and penalties
Watchmen S (RS) 2004 [SP] Div1 4 2   5   7   4   0.5 1.8 1.0 Spent most of season in Yoho minors
Watchmen W (RS) 04/05 [FT] Div2 24 9   22 * 31   28   0.4 1.3 1.2 Led team in assists  
Watchmen W (PO) 04/05 [FT] Div2 3 0   1   1   0   0.0 0.3 0.0 Missed most of the playoffs with injury
Watchmen S (RS) 2005 [FT] Div1 11 1   6   7   6   0.1 0.6 0.5      
Watchmen S (PO) 2005 [FT] Div1 5 0   2   2   0   0.0 0.4 0.0 Traded to Washington Beavers
  Career Totals   59 20 49 69 50 0.3 1.2 0.8      
                                   
W = Winter RS = Regular Season FT = Full Time Player * - Team Leader Player must have played at least 5 games in Winter Season and 3 in Summer Season for Stats
S = Summer PO = Playoffs   SP = Spare       ** - League Leader