Keith Ballard

  • Height: 5'11
  • Weight: 204 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 26, 1982
  • Birthplace: Baudette, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Buffalo in 2002 (1/11).
Scouting Report
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 at the NHL level.
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