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Mike Baumgartner

Mike Baumgartner

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 30, 1949
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Roseau, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: CHI / 1969 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (60th overall)
Traded to Atlanta by Chicago for Lynn Powis, August 30, 1973. Traded to Montreal by Atlanta for cash, May 27, 1974. Traded to Kansas City by Montreal for cash, August 22, 1974. Suffered eventual career-ending eye injury in game vs. Vancouver, December 14, 1974.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday