Chris Bala

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Chris Bala
Born (1978-09-24) September 24, 1978 (age 36)
Alexandria, VA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1998
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2001–2009

Christopher B. Bala (born September 24, 1978) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. Bala was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but grew up in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Bala was drafted 58th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft from Harvard University and managed to play six regular season games for the Senators during the 2001–02 NHL season, scoring one assist. He never managed to play another NHL game though, playing in the American Hockey League for most of his career. He was contracted to the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche but never saw any ice time with those teams. He then played for the Reading Royals in the ECHL. He now works in the Admissions Office at The Hill School, his high school Alma Mater. Bala is a member of the prestigious BBM Club.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Harvard University NCAA 33 16 14 30 23
1998–99 Harvard University NCAA 28 5 10 15 16
1999–00 Harvard University NCAA 30 10 14 24 18
2000–01 Harvard University NCAA 32 14 16 30 24
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 21 16 37 9 4 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 51 6 18 24 20 14 2 5 7 4
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 61 11 7 18 18
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 13 4 2 6 0
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 58 9 5 14 17
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 1 0 1 0
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 8 0 2 2 6
2005–06 Reading Royals ECHL 46 17 26 43 27 4 3 1 4 0
2006–07 Reading Royals ECHL 58 19 28 47 28
2007–08 Reading Royals ECHL 4 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Reading Royals ECHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 6 0 1 1 0
NCAA totals 95 40 44 84 55
ECHL totals 112 36 55 91 59

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1997–98

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