Keith Ballard
Birth Date:November 26, 1982 (33 years old)
Place of Birth:Baudette, MN
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Buffalo in 2002 (1/11).
Scouting Report
Assets: Was very confident in his propensity to throw open-ice hits, as well as his ability to rush with the puck from the back end. Displayed solid offensive ability.
Flaws: His defensive-zone coverage was lacking, as well as his decision-making skills when going for the big body check. Injuries (especially a concussion late) ended his career.
Career Potential: Inconsistent, mobile defenseman, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
WCHA First All-Star Team 2003-04
NCAA West First All-American Team 2003-04
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2003-04
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2001-02
USHL First All-Star Team 1999-00

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