Matthew Barnaby one of the biggest pests in NHL history recently sat down with Ryan Haze & Big Mike when hit drops the bombshell by calling out Jose Canseco to a fight.
Matthew Barnaby (born May 4, 1973) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. Barnaby played in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars.
He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 83rd overall in the fourth round in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Barnaby was drafted from the QMJHL where he spent four seasons with the Beauport Harfangs, Verdun Collège Français and Victoriaville Tigres, leading the league in penalty minutes in consecutive seasons in ’92 and ’93. After completing his QMJHL career with the Tigres, Barnaby joined the Sabres for the end of 1992–93 season.
Barnaby was generally considered a pest and agitator and spent the next few seasons playing between the Sabres and AHL affiliate the Rochester Americans. Barnaby established a full-time role with the Sabres in the 1995-96 recording a career-high in penalty minutes with 335. He was frequently involved in on-ice altercations and among other incidents he made headlines in 1996, when in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers after a few hits and Barnaby lying on the ice presumably injured, a brawl between the two teams started.
With the brawl in full motion, Barnaby jumped to his skates to punish Garth Snow, goaltender of the Flyers, who was poking Barnaby with his stick while the officials weren’t looking. In 1996-97 Barnaby showed his scoring talents when he scored a career-high 19 goals and 43 points in 68 games.