March 11, 1966 |
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Toronto Maple Leafs
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
|NHL Draft||245th overall, 1985
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, 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.
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- legendsofhockey.net profile of Ken James Baumgartner