Michael Edward Baumgartner
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 1.30.49 Roseau, Minnesota
How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens for cash, 8.22.74
How he left: Retired in the fall of 75
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1974-75
KC
17
0
0
0
-9
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
17
0
0
0
-9
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Baumgartner's career was large in part uneventful with the exception of how it ended. He had played 4 years at North
Dakota before becoming a pro, and was in the minors (Although those years were good ones.) up until the Scouts
acquired him.

He didn't have any points, as you can see, in those 17 games. And in the 17th game, tragedy struck. He took a slapshot
to the eye from the stick of Dennis Kearns of the Vancouver Canucks, damaging it. A very abrupt and unfortunate end
to a season, and ultimately his career.

He would play one more game with the Springfield Indians the following season, but the eye did not recover, plus in
that game, he broke his nose.
Entry Draft: 1969 Fifth Round Pick (60th overall) by the
Chicago Blackhawks
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