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Chris Bala

Chris Bala

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: September 24, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Alexandria, VA, United States
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: OTT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)
Traded to Nashville by Ottawa for Peter Smrek, June 26, 2003. Traded to Minnesota by Nashville for Curtis Murphy, June 26, 2003. Traded to Colorado by Minnesota for Jordan Krestanovich, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Reading (ECHL), September 29, 2005. Signed to a PTO (tryout) contract by Milwaukee (AHL), October 10, 2005. Loaned to Hershey (AHL) by Reading (ECHL) for cash, November 2, 2005.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4