Barclay Goodrow wins Back-to-Back Stanley Cups for Tampa
The Country Day School has had four alumni go on to play in the NHL, including Mike Cammalleri ’99, Victor Mete ’16 and Jakob Chychrun ’16. But it wasn’t until last summer that a CDS alumnus hoisted the Stanley Cup. Barclay Goodrow ’11 became the first to do so after he helped the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Dallas Stars in the NHL’s Stanley Cup finals last fall.
Not a team to rest on their laurels, Barclay and his Tampa teammates marked their place in NHL history on July 5 when they beat the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of their best of seven series, becoming one of only nine teams to capture consecutive championships. The last team to win back-to-back championships was the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017.
Barclay played for the San Jose Sharks for six seasons before Tampa traded for him in February 2020 at the trade deadline in a deliberate effort to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run. According to his mother, Janice, Tampa was “looking to add ‘grit and truculence’ (along with skill) to their lineup in view of them being swept last season in four straight games in the first round of the playoffs.” The talented right-winger delivered on all of the above – playing a significant role on the team while adding grit, truculence and scoring.
Barclay began his career playing for the Aurora Tigers before going on to play with York Simcoe Express, where he helped his teams win three OMHA championships in five years.
A phenomenal shout out to the retired Mr. MacMillan and recently departed Mr. Hendry on last night's @Sportsnet broadcast of the Stanley Cup Finals.
A CDS student from Grade 7 to 10, he played school hockey on the U14 and U16 teams with Mr. MacMillan and Mr. Hendry as his coaches. Following his second Stanley Cup win last month, sportscaster Ron MacLean gave Barclay’s parents, Janice and John Goodrow of Aurora and both CDS coaches a wonderful shout out on Sportsnet for their ongoing support along the way.
Less than two weeks after his second Stanley Cup win, Barclay signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers who credited him for helping Tampa Bay over the playoff hump and to back-to-back wins.