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Tyler Barnes signs AHL contract with Grand Rapids Griffins

After a solid four-year career at Wisconsin, right wing Tyler Barnes has agreed to a one-year contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Tyler Barnes celebrating after scoring a goal in the 2013 WCHA Final Five title game.
Tyler Barnes celebrating after scoring a goal in the 2013 WCHA Final Five title game.
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Tyler Barnes has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

After getting his feet wet in professional hockey late last year, the former Wisconsin winger has found a full-season home for the 2014-15 season. Barnes received a taste of the pro life when he suited up for the San Antonio Rampage last spring, chipping in two goals during his seven-game stint in the AHL.

Grand Raids is the top affiliate in the Detroit Red Wings system. Barnes joins classmate and former roommate Mark Zengerle in Grand Rapids, after Zengerle agreed to a contract with the Griffins earlier in the month.

As a senior for the Badgers last season, Barnes registered 14 goals and 14 assists in 33 games, and helped lead UW to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. During his four-year career in Madison, Barnes collected 45 goals and finished with 101 career points in 152 games.

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