Former Peterborough Pete, Scott Barney, Finds Home in Finland

scott barney peterborough petes gradScott Barney’s hockey career is the model of persistance. The Peterborough Petes alumnus was drafted in the 2nd round by the Los Angeles Kings in 1997 and was to figure prominently in their future.

A severe back injury would get in the way of his hockey plans, however, and the talented right-winger would miss three whole seasons with the injury. He did climb back to the NHL but only appeared in 27 games between the Kings and the Atlanta Thrashers.

The good news is that Barney continues to play professional hockey. This season started out in Germany’s Bundesliga but after 4 games he moved to Finland where is currently playing with SaiPa in the SM-Liiga.

Scott played in the Ontario Hockey League from 1995-96 to 1998-99. He was a Peterborough Pete from start to finish. In his rookie season, he was a big part of Peterborough’s run to the league championship and appearance in the Memorial Cup. The team would lose in the final match to Grandby.

Along the way, Scott has spent much of his time in the AHL, split between Manchester, Chicago, Grand Rapids and Hershey. He made the jump to European hockey last season playing for the Augsburg Panthers of Germany’s DEL.

Scott Barney’s profile page on the team’s official website can be found here.

Scott is featured in an article on the team’s website (click here to view). The article is in Finnish, of course, but the main focus is about how pleased the team is with him after his first season and how pleased he is with the team and league. Scott is committed to the team for the 2010-11 season.

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