Mike Baumgartner

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This article is about professional hockey player. He is not to be confused with Michael Baumgartner.
Mike Baumgartner
Born (1949-01-30) January 30, 1949 (age 68)
Roseau, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Kansas City Scouts
NHL Draft 60th overall, 1969
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1971–1976

Michael Edward Baumgartner (born January 30, 1949 in Roseau, Minnesota) is a retired ice hockey defenseman.

Playing career[edit]

Mike Baumgartner played his amateur hockey at the University of North Dakota [1] and was drafted in the 5th round by the Chicago Black Hawks. After two years in the Central Hockey League (CHL) playing for the Dallas Blackhawks, Mike was traded to the Atlanta Flames for Lynn Powis on August 30, 1973 [2] After a 43-point season with the Omaha Knights of the CHL, the Flames traded Baumgartner to the Montreal Canadiens for cash. Before playing a game with Montreal, Baumgartner was sold to the expansion Kansas City Scouts on August 22, 1974 [3]

Mike made his NHL debut for the Scouts at Maple Leaf Gardens against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 9, 1974 and played his final NHL game on December 14, 1974 against the Vancouver Canucks suffering a career ending eye injury. Mike went pointless in 17 regular season games.[4] Mike played 1 professional game with the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League the next season before retiring.

In interviewing Mr. Baumgartner he said he weighed 210 and was 6'3" when he was playing hockey.