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Keith Ballard

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Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 (180 cm)
Weight: 208 lbs. (94 kg)

Born: November 26, 1982 in Baudette, Minnesota
Draft: Buffalo, 1st round (11th overall), 2002 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Minnesota



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2005-06 23 PHX NHL 82 8 31 39 -18 99 4 1 3 1 15 15 1 102 7.8 1638 19:59
2006-07 24 PHX NHL 69 5 22 27 -7 59 3 2 0 0 12 9 1 79 6.3 1518 21:00
2007-08 25 PHX NHL 82 6 15 21 7 85 3 2 1 1 13 2 0 105 5.7 209 1744 21:16 0 0 169 162 34 38
2008-09 26 FLA NHL 82 6 28 34 14 72 5 1 0 1 23 4 1 106 5.7 235 1835 22:23 0 1 0.0 172 136 25 71
2009-10 27 FLA NHL 82 8 20 28 -7 88 7 1 0 1 11 8 1 90 8.9 189 1837 22:24 0 0 156 201 18 61
2010-11 28 VAN NHL 65 2 5 7 10 53 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 53 3.8 136 1034 15:54 0 0 99 111 9 28
2011-12 29 VAN NHL 47 1 6 7 0 64 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 41 2.4 105 731 15:33 0 0 61 63 8 29
2012-13 30 VAN NHL 36 0 2 2 -2 29 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 35 0.0 70 557 15:28 0 0 45 34 16 13
2013-14 31 MIN NHL 45 2 7 9 -7 37 2 0 0 0 5 2 0 29 6.9 78 612 13:37 0 0 58 37 7 18
2014-15 32 MIN NHL 14 0 1 1 -3 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0.0 10 169 12:03 0 0 15 20 2 5
3 yrs PHX NHL 233 19 68 87 -18 243 10 5 4 2 40 26 2 286 6.6 390 4899 21:02 0 0 169 162 34 38
3 yrs VAN NHL 148 3 13 16 8 146 3 0 0 0 13 0 0 129 2.3 311 2322 15:41 0 0 205 208 33 70
2 yrs FLA NHL 164 14 48 62 7 160 12 2 0 2 34 12 2 196 7.1 424 3673 22:24 0 1 0.0 328 337 43 132
2 yrs MIN NHL 59 2 8 10 -10 63 2 0 0 0 6 2 0 34 5.9 88 781 13:14 0 0 73 57 9 23
Career NHL 604 38 137 175 -13 612 27 7 4 4 93 40 4 645 5.9 1213 11675 19:20 0 1 0.0 775 764 119 263

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 25 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 1379.2 1155 1334 46.4 -5.6 911 1022 47.1 -4.8 8.2 93.4 101.6 40.1 59.9
2008-09 26 Florida Panthers NHL 82 1426.5 1305 1369 48.8 0.9 980 1057 48.1 1.5 9.7 93.0 102.7 47.7 52.3
2009-10 27 Florida Panthers NHL 82 1435.7 1150 1593 41.9 -5.5 869 1145 43.1 -4.9 9.2 92.1 101.3 41.7 58.3
2010-11 28 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 903.6 802 863 48.2 -5.4 583 627 48.2 -5.4 7.3 94.9 102.2 44.7 55.3
2011-12 29 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 673.1 621 616 50.2 -6.6 450 460 49.5 -4.9 6.4 93.9 100.3 44.9 55.1
2012-13 30 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 507.6 430 418 50.7 -5.1 319 307 51.0 -2.6 4.5 94.2 98.8 49.5 50.5
2013-14 31 Minnesota Wild NHL 45 552.2 414 494 45.6 -3.3 309 370 45.5 -2.8 9.3 89.7 99.0 43.0 57.0
2014-15 32 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 157.8 126 160 44.1 -12.1 91 116 44.0 -13.0 12.3 87.4 99.7 48.4 51.6
2 yrs NHL 82 2862.1 2455 2962 45.3 -2.4 1849 2202 45.6 -1.7 9.5 92.5 102.0 44.6 55.4
2 yrs NHL 14 710.0 540 654 45.2 -6.5 400 486 45.1 -6.6 10.0 89.1 99.1 44.4 55.6
3 yrs NHL 47 2084.3 1853 1897 49.4 -5.7 1352 1394 49.2 -4.6 6.4 94.4 100.8 46.0 54.0
Career NHL 14 7035.5 6003 6847 46.7 -4.8 4512 5104 46.9 -4.0 8.3 92.9 101.2 44.1 55.9

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2005-06 23 PHX NHL 82 12 0.10 0.38 0.48 0.15 1.21 1.24 8 30 38 13 70 24 101 37 -18 2.6 2.4 5.0
2006-07 24 PHX NHL 69 8 0.07 0.32 0.39 0.12 0.86 1.14 5 22 27 9 65 19 93 40 -7 1.5 2.7 4.2
2007-08 25 PHX NHL 82 7 0.07 0.18 0.26 0.09 1.04 1.28 7 16 23 8 66 7 86 34 7 0.9 4.6 5.5
2008-09 26 FLA NHL 82 11 0.07 0.34 0.41 0.13 0.88 1.29 6 28 34 11 85 14 69 12 14 2.0 4.8 6.9
2009-10 27 FLA NHL 82 10 0.10 0.24 0.34 0.12 1.07 1.10 9 21 30 11 74 14 98 31 -7 1.7 3.4 5.1
2010-11 28 VAN NHL 65 2 0.03 0.08 0.11 0.04 0.82 0.82 2 5 7 2 35 1 38 14 10 -0.2 3.0 2.8
2011-12 29 VAN NHL 47 2 0.02 0.13 0.15 0.05 1.36 0.87 1 7 8 2 21 0 28 7 0 0.0 1.5 1.5
2012-13 30 VAN NHL 36 1 0.00 0.06 0.06 0.02 0.81 0.97 0 4 4 1 12 1 18 5 -2 -0.4 1.0 0.6
2013-14 31 MIN NHL 45 3 0.04 0.16 0.20 0.06 0.82 0.64 2 8 10 3 26 5 33 5 -7 0.4 0.8 1.3
2014-15 32 MIN NHL 14 0 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 1.86 0.36 0 1 1 0 8 0 11 0 -3 -0.1 0.1 0.0
3 yrs PHX NHL 233 28 0.08 0.29 0.37 0.12 1.04 1.23 20 68 88 29 201 50 280 111 -18 5.1 9.7 14.8
3 yrs VAN NHL 148 5 0.02 0.09 0.11 0.03 0.99 0.87 3 16 19 6 68 2 84 26 8 -0.6 5.5 4.9
2 yrs FLA NHL 164 20 0.09 0.29 0.38 0.12 0.98 1.20 15 49 64 22 159 28 167 43 7 3.7 8.3 12.0
2 yrs MIN NHL 59 3 0.03 0.14 0.17 0.05 1.07 0.58 2 9 11 4 34 5 44 5 -10 0.3 0.9 1.3
Career NHL 604 57 0.06 0.23 0.29 0.09 1.01 1.07 40 142 182 61 462 85 575 185 -13 8.5 24.5 33.0

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2010-11 28 VAN NHL 10 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 0 12 0.0 19 142 14:14 0 0 14 15 1 7
2011-12 29 VAN NHL 4 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 59 14:40 0 0 6 2 0 4
2013-14 31 MIN NHL 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 32 10:45 0 0 4 2 0 1
Career NHL 17 0 1 1 -7 8 0 0 0 0 16 0.0 31 233 13:43 0 0 24 19 1 12

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2010-11 28 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 135.3 114 137 45.4 -6.6 89 103 46.4 -3.6 0.0 94.7 94.7 45.6 54.4
2011-12 29 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 53.5 53 43 55.2 1.1 37 32 53.6 0.4 4.0 89.5 93.5 40.7 59.3
2013-14 31 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 28.3 24 21 53.3 2.0 19 16 54.3 1.7 6.7 62.5 69.2 40.0 60.0
2 yrs NHL 10 188.9 167 180 48.1 -4.3 126 135 48.3 -2.4 1.1 93.6 94.8 44.2 55.8
Career NHL 10 217.1 191 201 48.7 -3.4 145 151 49.0 -2.2 2.0 91.2 93.1 43.6 56.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 17 U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 6 1 1 2 4
1999-00 17 U.S. National Team Development Program USHL 58 12 21 33 119
1999-00 17 United States WJ18-A 6 1 1 2 4 4 1 0 0 0
2000-01 18 Omaha Lancers USHL 56 22 29 51 168
2001-02 19 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 10 13 23 42 7 2 1 3
2001-02 19 United States WJC-A 7 1 1 2 4 4 0 1 0 0
2002-03 20 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 12 29 41 78 7 4 1 2
2003-04 21 University of Minnesota WCHA 37 11 25 36 83 4 6 1 5
2003-04 21 United States WC-A 8 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
2004-05 22 Utah Grizzlies AHL 60 2 18 20 -29 88 0 2 0 0
2006-07 24 United States WC-A 7 0 3 3 0 16 0 0 0 0
2007-08 25 United States WC-A 5 0 2 2 0 16 0 0 0 0
2008-09 26 United States WC-A 9 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 60 2 18 20 -29 88 0 2 0 0
Career 1 Season U-18 6 1 1 2 4
Career 2 Seasons USHL 114 34 50 84 287
Career 4 Seasons WC-A 29 2 7 9 4 36 2 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WCHA 119 33 67 100 203 18 12 3 10
Career 1 Season WJ18-A 6 1 1 2 4 4 1 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 1 1 2 4 4 0 1 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2000-01 18 Omaha Lancers USHL 10 1 6 7 8
Career 1 Season USHL 10 1 6 7 8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Keith Ballard 6.9 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.2 2.8 1.5 1.3 0.6 0.0
Alex Levinsky 94.5 5.1 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.2 2.7 0.9
Fedor Tyutin 94.2 6.4 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.2 2.7 0.9
Jack Stewart 92.8 4.9 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.3 1.9 1.4
Willie Huber 92.8 6.1 6.1 5.5 4.6 4.2 2.7 1.6
Jiri Slegr 90.6 7.0 5.7 5.4 4.4 3.9 3.4 1.7
Bucko McDonald 90.5 4.8 4.6 4.4 3.5 3.1 2.8 1.3
Rick Lapointe 90.1 7.0 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.5 4.2 3.3
Igor Kravchuk 90.1 6.6 6.1 6.1 5.1 3.8 2.0 1.4
Mike Milbury 90.1 8.2 5.7 5.6 5.1 4.5 3.3 0.2
Dmitri Kalinin 90.1 6.6 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.1 2.5 0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Keith Ballard 6.9 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.2 2.8 1.5 1.3 0.6 0.0
Dennis Seidenberg 91.7 6.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.8 3.8 3.5 2.6 2.4 2.0 0.6 -0.3
Fedor Tyutin 89.8 6.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.8 4.2 3.5 3.4 2.7 0.9
Leo Bourgeault 89.5 5.2 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.4 2.2 1.8 -0.2
James Wisniewski 89.4 8.3 7.6 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.9 2.8 2.6 1.2
Murray Henderson 89.2 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.1 3.0 0.2
Dmitri Kalinin 89.2 6.6 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.1 3.2 2.5 0.8 0.1
Al Sims 88.7 6.4 6.2 5.7 5.6 4.9 2.8 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.0
Francois Beauchemin 88.3 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.8 4.7 4.5 4.5 3.9 3.6 1.1 -0.1
Dave Langevin 88.1 5.7 5.4 5.1 4.6 4.3 1.9 1.7 0.3
Walt Buswell 87.8 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.3 2.4 1.4 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 3, 2003: Traded to Colorado by Buffalo for Steve Reinprecht, July 3, 2003.

March 9, 2004: Traded to Phoenix by Colorado with Derek Morris for Ossi Vaananen, Chris Gratton and Phoenix's 2nd round choice (Paul Stastny) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004.

June 20, 2008: Traded to Florida by Phoenix with Nick Boynton and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Jared Staal) in 2008 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen, June 20, 2008.

June 25, 2010: Traded to Vancouver by Florida with Victor Oreskovich for Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 25, 2010.

July 5, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 5, 2013.

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