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Player Spotlight: Mark Barberio ready to continue improvement in second year

Monday, 08.18.2014 / 9:46 AM / News
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Player Spotlight: Mark Barberio ready to continue improvement in second year
Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio averaged more than 14 minutes of playing time per game in his first season in the NHL

Each weekday during leading up to Lightning training camp in mid-September, TampaBayLightning.com will take a look at a Bolts player before the 2014-15 NHL season...

defenseman Mark Barberio

HEIGHT 6-1

WEIGHT 201

SHOOTS Left

ACQUIRED Selected in the sixth round, 152nd overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft

BORN Montreal, Quebec

EXPERIENCE NHL – 2nd, Lightning – 2nd

Re-signed by the Lightning to a one-year, one-way contract on June 27, 2014

2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 49 games with the Lightning this season, posting five goals and 10 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes…Ranked fourth (tie-DeKeyser) among rookie defensemen in the NHL with a +10 rating…Recorded a plus or even rating in 40 of his 49 games…Recorded his first career NHL point (assist) on Nov. 2 vs. STL

SEASON PREVIEW IN 50 WORDS OR LESS: Barberio proved himself to be a worthy NHL defender in his first NHL season last year averaging more than 14 minutes per game and general manager Steve Yzerman rewarded him with a one-way contract this season. He’s expected to contribute solid minutes to the Bolts blueline.

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT

TOP HIGHLIGHT -- On January 19th vs. Carolina, he became the first Bolt since Steven Stamkos to score first two career goals in same game