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Keith Ballard

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    205 lbs / 93 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

A defenceman eager to join the offense. Has good vision and skills with the puck. Needs to be more careful in the defensive zone and avoid risking defence in favour of offence. Ballard can also deliver big hits in open ice. (Matias Strozyk)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 USNTDP Juniors USHL 64 13 22 35 123 |
USA U18 WJC-18 6 1 1 2 4 4 |
2000-01 Omaha Lancers USHL 56 22 29 51 168 | Playoffs 10 1 6 7 8
2001-02 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 41 10 13 23 42 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 4 4 |
2002-03 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 45 12 29 41 78 |
2003-04 Univ. of Minnesota “C” NCAA 37 11 25 36 83 |
USA WC 8 1 0 1 2 1 |
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 60 2 18 20 88 -29 |
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 8 31 39 99 -18 |
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 70 5 22 27 59 -7 |
USA WC 7 0 3 3 16 0 |
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 6 15 21 85 7 |
USA WC 5 0 2 2 16 0 |
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 82 6 28 34 72 14 |
USA WC 9 1 2 3 2 3 |
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 82 8 20 28 88 -7 |
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 2 5 7 53 10 | Playoffs 10 0 0 0 6 -4
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 1 6 7 64 0 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 -1
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 0 2 2 29 -2 |
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 45 2 7 9 37 -7 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2014-15 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 0 1 1 26 -3 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 60 2 18 20 0.33 88 -29 |
NCAA 123 33 67 100 0.81 203 0 |
NHL 605 38 137 175 0.29 612 -13 | 17 0 1 1 0.06 8 -7
USHL 120 35 51 86 0.72 291 0 | 10 1 6 7 0.70 8 0
WC 29 2 7 9 0.31 36 4 |
WJC-18 6 1 1 2 0.33 4 4 |
WJC-20 7 1 1 2 0.29 4 4 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
12/09/2015
12/09/2015 Confirmed No team Retired
07/04/2013
07/04/2013 Confirmed Vancouver Canucks Unknown
07/04/2013 Confirmed Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild
06/26/2010
06/26/2010 Confirmed Florida Panthers Vancouver Canucks
09/10/2008
09/10/2008 Extension Florida Panthers Florida Panthers
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Omaha Lancers

Cult/Star player for Utah Grizzlies

Career transactions
- 2013-07-04 • Signed to a two-year contract by the Minnesota Wild
- 2013-07-04 • Bought out by the Vancouver Canucks
- 2010-06-25 • Traded to the Vancouver Canucks with Victor Oreskovich for Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner & a 2010 1st round pick (Quinton Howden)
- 2008-09-09 • Signed to a six-year contract extension by the Florida Panthers
- 2004-06-08 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2004-03-09 • NHL rights traded to the Phoenix Coyotes with Derek Morris for Chris Gratton, Ossi Väänänen & a 2005 2nd round pick (Paul Stastny)
- 2003-07-03 • NHL rights traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Steven Reinprecht

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