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Bates Battaglia

Bates Battaglia  #33

Left Wing
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: ANA / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (132nd overall)
Traded to Hartford by Anaheim with Anaheim's 4th round choice (Josef Vasicek) in 1998 Entry Draft for Mark Janssens, March 18, 1997. Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Colorado by Carolina for Radim Vrbata, March 11, 2003. Traded to Washington by Colorado with Jonas Johansson for Steve Konowalchuk and Washington's 3rd round choice (later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Casey Borer) in 2004 Entry Draft, October 22, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mississippi (ECHL), February 21, 2005. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Toronto (AHL), October 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), November 18, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), February 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Rochester (AHL), December 8, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lausitzer Fuchse (German-2), January 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Tulsa (CHL), March 16, 2011.
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