If Deron Barton was a Boston Bruin, he would have been a pocket Cam Neeley. If Deron Barton was a Boston Red Sox, he would have been Jason Varitek. As fine a teammate that has ever put on a blue and gold uniform, Deron commanded respect from his teammates and put fear into the hearts of the opposition. His skill, his loyalty, and the physical nature of his effort jumped out at even the most casual sporting observer. Flat out: Deron Barton was a leader. His high school achievements are numerous. For Tom Flemming's Ice Men, the two-time Captain was the 1979-80 Division I State Scoring Champion garnering The Boston Globe's All-Scholastic Status.
His 85 goals and 88 assists for 173 career points are amongst the highest in AB school history. In the 78-79 season, with Deron manning left wing,, his line scored more points than any other in the state of Massachusetts. For Jack Hughes' Diamond Nine, the Two-Time EMASS All-star had a 340 batting average in three seasons, including a 571 playoff batting average. What is most remarkable, 1980 AB Baseball Captain struck out only 11 times in 248 career appearances. His leadership is most apparent in that seven of the varsity teams that Deron participated on were Dual County League Champions. Deron had a storied career at Merrimac College, teaming up with fellow AB grad Jon Davis, captaining the Warriors his senior season. Among the career leaders in Merrimac hockey history, Deron helped to advance the hockey program to its current status. He continues to contribute to hockey in the New England area having coached at many levels in youth hockey, high school and currently Head Coach of the Maine State Selects U12 and U15 Teams. Deron lives in Freeport, Maine with his wife Liz and children Wyatt, Wayland, Lacy and Terra. He owns and operates Barton Mortgage Corporation. Deron's favorite AB memories includes playing baseball with Jack Hughes on his 1979 Title Winning Team that danced within one step of a State Championship and playing a regular shift on the 1976-77 Championship Hockey Team as a freshman.