Ed Barry was one of the pioneers of American hockey.
The Wellesley, Massachusetts native starred with the Northeastern University Huskies from 1938 through 1940, also lettering in football and baseball. But he left early to turn professional with the Boston Olympics. The goal scoring star captained the team in 1941 and 1942.
Barry's tour with the Olympics was cut short by World War II service. He served with the American Coast Guard for the better part of three seasons.
When Barry returned to the Olympics for five seasons, retiring to become coach in 1950. The 1946-47 season saw him also skate in 19 games for the Boston Bruins. He scored one goal and four points.
After leaving the ice Barry remained very active in the coaching, officiating and administrative aspects of hockey. From 1962 through to 1982 he was head coach at Boston State College.
Barry, an excellent golfer, also established, along with a partner, his own insurance business.
Barry passed away on February 12th, 2016 at the age of 96.