Barrie's Star Rising in AHL As He Gears Up For Next Step

The disappointment of not cracking the NHL roster of the parent Colorado Avalanche still bites, but the AHL all-star nod provided a bit of salve for the undersized but highly mobile rearguard out of the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association who won a silver medal with Canada at the 2011 world junior championship.

"The goal was to make the team [Avalanche] but unfortunately that didn't happen. Hopefully, I will get that [call-up] soon," said Barrie, by phone from Atlantic City. "The focus is to keep improving because you never know when that time will come."

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