Ken Baumgartner

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Ken Baumgartner
Born (1966-03-11) March 11, 1966 (age 48)
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 01 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Played for Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Toronto Maple Leafs
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 245th overall, 1985
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1987–2000

Kenneth James Baumgartner (born March 11, 1966) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League for twelve seasons.

Biography[edit]

Baumgartner played junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League and minor league hockey for the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League as well as one season for EHC Chur of the Swiss League. He has a Swiss citizenship and played there as a non-import player. With the Prince Albert Raiders, he was selected to the league's "All-Scholastic Team" in 1984 and won a Memorial Cup in 1985.

Drafted 245th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Baumgartner made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings during the 1987–88 season. A defenseman until he reached the NHL,[1] he would go on to play for the New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Boston Bruins until his retirement in 2000. Baumgartner's primary role was an enforcer and in his 12 NHL seasons, he tallied 2242 penalty minutes in 696 regular season games. He recorded 13 goals and 41 assists for 54 career points. He is the only player in the history of the NHL to play a full 82 game season and record only 1 point.[2]

Throughout his playing career, Baumgartner attended Long Island's Hofstra University during offseasons, where he earned a degree in business and finance.[3]

In 1994, while still a member of the Maple Leafs, Baumgartner was elected vice president of the NHL Players Association and he played a role in establishing the collective bargaining agreement between the NHLPA and the NHL during the 1994–95 season.

Following his retirement as a player, Baumgartner joined the coaching staff of the Bruins as an assistant coach for the 1999–2000 season, before attending an MBA program through Harvard University. His daughter Alexa was also a player at the East Coast Wizards, having played on both U14 Major and U16 Major teams. She now plays for Bowdoin College's field hockey team.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 30 2 3 5 189
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 3 4 14 286 5 0 0 0 28
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 12 1 0 1 28
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 50 0 5 5 194 5 0 0 0 8
1990–91 New York Islanders NHL 78 1 6 7 282
1991–92 New York Islanders NHL 44 0 1 1 202
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 0 0 0 23
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 1 0 1 155
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 4 4 8 185
1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 5
1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 2 3 5 152
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 12 0 1 1 41
1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 67 0 11 11 182
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 82 0 1 1 199
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 69 1 3 4 119
NHL totals 696 13 41 54 2,241 51 1 2 3 106

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External links[edit]

Ken Baumgartner's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database