Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan … Only Quaker besides Wilf Cude of Barry, Wales not born in Canada … Barton spent much of his early playing time in Port Arthur, Ontario playing senior hockey with the Port Arthur Bruins and Ports … F.N. Brooks of the Port-Arthur News-Chronicle called him “a stylish skater and hookcheck artist” in March 1927 … Barton came to Pittsburgh after the 1928-29 season … Played 39 games for the 1929-30 Pirates, his first year in the NHL (credited with four goals and two assists) ... Barton, 23 on the Quakers’ opening night, scored six goals and got seven assists with the Quakers in 43 games … Four of his six goals opportunely came in Quaker ties against Ottawa, Boston, and the Canadiens, as well as a 7-5 win versus Detroit ... Three of his assists aided the Quaker cause in a tie and two wins ... The Toronto Star called him “speedy” in late January 1931 ... Received a starting assignment in nine out of the last 12 Quaker games … Claimed by the New York Rangers in the dispersal draft held September 26, 1931 … In 1931-32, played 39 games for the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets of the IHL (two goals, three assists) and two games for the Springfield Indians of the CAHL (no goals or assists) … Traveled the minor league circuit from Springfield to Buffalo to Philadelphia (the IAHL Ramblers from 1936-37 through 1938-39) … As a Rambler, scored the winning goal in overtime in a semi-final playoff game with Hershey on March 25, 1939 in Philadelphia before a crowd of 6,758, the biggest to see a hockey game in Philadelphia until then … Returned to the NHL to play three games for the 1939-40 New York Rangers as a replacement for an ailing Kilby MacDonald ... Spent the rest of his playing career in the minors (Philadelphia, Hershey, St. Louis, New Haven, Washington, and Pittsburgh) … Last season as a player: 1943-44, with the AHL Pittsburgh Hornets (six goals, 15 assists in 41 games).