Ryan Donald Barnes is a former Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who last played with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. Barnes was drafted in the second round, fifth of fifty-five in the 1998 Detroit Red Wings NHL Draft. Barnes played his junior career for three teams in the OHL; Sudbury Wolves, Toronto St. Michael's Majors and finally Barrie Colts. On October 3, 1999, he was suspended for 25 games by the OHL for a swinging incident during a game against the Oshawa Generals. At the end of that season, he played with Barrie Colts in the Memorial Cup Championship final. He played two games in the National Hockey League career as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. He first tested his coaching skills in the 2007-08 season with Port Colborne Sailors, now known as the Port Colborne Pirates, in the Greater Ontario Children's Hockey Federation.
Left wing who was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1998 NHL draft by the Detroit Red Wings, but only played two NHL games in his career.
He played junior hockey for three OHL teams: the Sudbury Wolves, Toronto St. Michael's Majors, and Oshawa Generals.
After a playing career in the AHL, he began coaching hockey, making his debut in 2007 for the GOJHL's Port Colborne Pirates.
He was born and raised in Dunnville, Ontario.
He was selected in the same draft that saw Vincent Lecavalier picked first overall.
Athletes from Haldimand County. Danbury Trashers. Barrie Colts players. Players of Toronto St. Michael's Majors. Players Sudbury Wolves. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks player. Detroit Red Wings Draft Pick. Player Grand Rapids Griffins. Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) player