Barry James Melrose is a Canadian- American sports broadcaster as well as a former professional Ice Hockey player, as well as the head coach with teams like Medicine Hat Tigers, Seattle Thunderbirds and Tampa Bay Lightning. Known for his defensive play in the game and his attacking way of speaking in the commentary position, he was a crowd favorite in both of his professions. His direct way of speaking was somewhat confronting, and that is what his fans loved about him. Having played in the elite level of both National Hockey League (NHL) as well as World Hockey Association (WHA), he later served as a commentator and analyst of hockey for ESPN’s NHL Network. By 2015, his estimated net worth value if about 16 million US dollars, which gives you a hint of his fame and success.
With a height of 183 cm, which is 6 feet tall; he used to be a central figure in the defensive line for his team. Beginning his career with Kamloops Chiefs in1974, and two years later got transferred to Springfield Indians. But during the mid-season transfer in 1977, Cincinnati Stingers pursued him where he stayed for another two years. In 1979, he joined the NHL with Winnipeg Jets and stayed with them for one season, after which he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. With his high salary, there were few clubs, which could afford him, and one of them was Detroit Red Wings, which became his last club as a player.
His coaching career also had success with few titles, but it didn’t go good with Los Angeles Kings, where his losing records were so many that he got fired. Barry was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Canada on the 15th of July, 1956 and in 2015 his current age is 59 years old. He was born in a family of sports person where his elder brother was already playing with the junior hockey team, and his father James Melrose, was a coach as well as a retired hockey player. Not much is known about his childhood and like any normal kid he went to school and graduated high school, with a deep love for the game. Born in Canada, he spent a significant part of his personal and professional life in the United States and thus holds a dual citizenship. He has a mixed European ethnicity of German, Irish and Welsh and is a Christian by religion.
Barry is a married man, who has two children and a wife for family. He has been married a long time now, and has been with his wife Cindy Melrose since 1978. Having been together for 38 years now, they have got two sons together Adrien Melrose and Tyrell Melrose; and there seems to be no sign of divorce in their relationships. Also, despite efforts to find out about his past affairs, it seems that he doesn’t have a list of girlfriends to talk about. Any false accusations of him being gay can be erased before expressing. To know more about his personal as well as professional life; you can read his biography available in sites like IMDB and Wikipedia. You can also follow him on Twitter or see his posts and pictures on Instagram, although none of them are shirtless.