January 30, 1949 |
Roseau, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Kansas City Scouts|
|NHL Draft||60th overall, 1969
Chicago Black Hawks
Mike Baumgartner played his amateur hockey at the University of North Dakota  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  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 
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. 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.
- National Hockey League Guide and Record Book 1974-75, pg. 253
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