|Barr served Houston (AHL) as its general manager for two seasons 2001-03, winning the 2003 Calder Cup Championship. He spent the 2000-01 campaign as Houston’s (IHL) head coach, after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach. In 1998-99, the Aeros won the league’s Turner Cup Championship, while leading the IHL with a franchise-record 54-15-13=121pt mark. Barr also served as player/assistant coach for two seasons with Orlando (IHL), 1995-97.
As a forward, he recorded 128 goals and 204 assists for 332 points and 520 penalty minutes in 614 career NHL regular-season contests with Boston (1981-83), NY Rangers (1983-84), St. Louis (1983-87), Detroit (1986-91), New Jersey (1991-93), and Dallas (1993-94). Barr was awarded to the Devils from the Red Wings on September 9, 1991 along with Randy McKay as compensation for Detroit’s signing of Troy Crowder. In 103 appearances for New Jersey, his totals showed 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points and 93 penalty minutes. Barr appeared in five games during the 1993 Patrick Division Semifinals vs. Pittsburgh, while seeing action in 71 career playoff contests overall. Not drafted, he was signed as a free agent by Boston after playing his junior hockey with both Edmonton and Lethbridge (WHL).
He and his wife, Debbie, have two children, a daughter, Allison and a son, Ryan.