Barnes was never the high-scoring forward in the NHL that he'd been in juniors, but he played 16 seasons in the League as a solid role player who could contribute offensively and made two trips to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Winnipeg Jets selected Barnes with the No. 4 pick in the 1989 NHL Draft after he scored 59 goals and 141 points for Tri-City during his second season in the Western Hockey League. Barnes went back to the WHL in 1989-90 and had an even better season -- 144 points (52 goals, 92 assists). He played for Canada's national team in 1990-91 before making his NHL debut with the Jets against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 4, 1991. Barnes had his first NHL point, an assist, six days later against the San Jose Sharks and scored his first two NHL goals against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 27.