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Keith Ballard
Keith Ballard
(KEETH BAL-uhrd)
Number: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 26, 1982  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Baudette, MN, United States
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Acquired: Traded from Phoenix to Florida on June 20, 2008 along with D Nick Boynton and Phoenix's second round selection (49th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for C Olli Jokinen.
Drafted: BUF / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (11th overall)
*Third trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Made 2014 playoff debut in Game 3 vs. CHI (5/6) and skated 11:26 and recorded two hits
*Suffered upper-body injury in Game 4 vs. CHI (5/9)
*Appeared in 10 playoff games with Vancouver in 2011 including Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final at BOS (4/8/11)

*Season-high +3 at EDM (2/27)
*Notched game-tying goal with 4:05 left in regulation, skated season-high 20:55 and tied season-high with 3 shots at CGY (2/1)
*Had season-high 12 PIM, including two fighting major for first time in his career at PIT (12/19)
*Registered season-high five hits at COL (12/14)
*Missed 16 games with upper-body injury (10/15-10/28, 11/7-11/25) and final 14 games of regular season with lower-body injury

>Led Phoenix and was 10th in the NHL last season with 162 blocked shots.

*Recorded three assists Oct. 24 vs. San Jose.
*Recorded two assists and assisted on David Booth's OT GWG on Oct. 11 vs. Atlanta.
*Had a four game point streak (1-4-5) from 10/11-10/20.
*Recorded the 100th point of his NHL career Dec. 26 vs. Tampa Bay
*Notched a pair of assists Jan. 27 vs. Philadelphia
*Scored a goal and added an assist Mar. 10 vs. Pittsburgh


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