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Dave Balon

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: August 2, 1938 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan
Died: May 29, 2007


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Feb 13, 2016 2:25 PM

NHL/WHA 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% TOI ATOI Awards
1959-60 21 NYR NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1960-61 22 NYR NHL 13 1 2 3 8
1961-62 23 NYR NHL 30 4 11 15 11
1962-63 24 NYR NHL 70 11 13 24 72
1963-64 25 MTL NHL 70 24 18 42 80 17 7 0 2
1964-65 26 MTL NHL 63 18 23 41 61 17 1 0 5
1965-66 27 MTL NHL 45 3 7 10 24 3 0 0 1
1966-67 28 MTL NHL 48 11 8 19 31 11 0 0 5
1967-68 29 MNS NHL 73 15 32 47 -10 84 10 4 1 2 26 6 0 152 9.9
1968-69 30 NYR NHL 75 10 21 31 5 57 7 1 2 3 18 3 0 134 7.5
1969-70 31 NYR NHL 76 33 37 70 40 100 28 4 1 3 31 5 1 202 16.3
1970-71 32 NYR NHL 78 36 24 60 14 34 27 9 0 7 21 3 0 176 20.5
1971-72 33 TOT NHL 75 23 24 47 -10 23 16 7 0 4 16 8 0 133 17.3
1971-72 33 NYR NHL 16 4 5 9 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 30 13.3
1971-72 33 VAN NHL 59 19 19 38 -15 21 13 6 0 3 11 8 0 103 18.4
1972-73 34 VAN NHL 57 3 2 5 -16 22 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 23 13.0
1973-74 35 QBN WHA 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
8 yrs NYR NHL 361 99 113 212 64 284 65 15 3 14 75 11 1 542 15.3
4 yrs MTL NHL 226 56 56 112 196 48 8 0 13
2 yrs VAN NHL 116 22 21 43 -31 43 15 7 0 3 12 9 0 126 17.5
1 yr MNS NHL 73 15 32 47 -10 84 10 4 1 2 26 6 0 152 9.9
1 yr QBN WHA 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 776 192 222 414 23 607 138 34 4 32 113 26 1 820 14.6
Career WHA 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

NHL/WHA 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
1959-60 21 NYR NHL 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1960-61 22 NYR NHL 13 1 0.08 0.15 0.23 0.08 0.62 1 2 3 1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
1961-62 23 NYR NHL 30 5 0.13 0.37 0.50 0.17 0.37 4 12 16 5 0.3 0.5 0.8
1962-63 24 NYR NHL 70 10 0.16 0.19 0.34 0.14 1.03 12 14 26 10 0.0 0.8 0.8
1963-64 25 MTL NHL 70 18 0.34 0.26 0.60 0.26 1.14 28 21 49 21 3.4 1.3 4.7
1964-65 26 MTL NHL 63 16 0.29 0.37 0.65 0.26 0.97 20 26 46 18 2.8 1.0 3.8
1965-66 27 MTL NHL 45 4 0.07 0.16 0.22 0.08 0.53 3 7 10 4 -0.9 0.8 -0.1
1966-67 28 MTL NHL 48 8 0.23 0.17 0.40 0.17 0.65 12 9 21 9 0.6 0.8 1.3
1967-68 29 MNS NHL 73 17 0.21 0.44 0.64 0.24 1.15 2.08 16 35 51 18 66 18 63 5 -10 2.8 1.2 4.0
1968-69 30 NYR NHL 75 11 0.13 0.28 0.41 0.15 0.76 1.79 10 21 31 11 45 8 38 6 5 0.3 1.4 1.7
1969-70 31 NYR NHL 76 28 0.43 0.49 0.92 0.37 1.32 2.66 33 38 71 28 99 15 49 5 40 6.2 2.4 8.7
1970-71 32 NYR NHL 78 26 0.46 0.31 0.77 0.34 0.44 2.26 33 22 55 24 87 19 63 9 14 5.1 1.5 6.7
1971-72 33 TOT NHL 75 19 0.31 0.32 0.63 0.26 0.31 1.77 23 24 47 19 73 23 60 0 -10 3.1 0.7 3.8
1971-72 33 NYR NHL 16 4 0.25 0.31 0.56 0.22 0.13 1.88 4 5 9 4 13 2 6 0 5 0.5 0.3 0.8
1971-72 33 VAN NHL 59 16 0.32 0.32 0.64 0.27 0.36 1.75 19 19 38 16 60 21 54 0 -15 2.6 0.4 3.1
1972-73 34 VAN NHL 57 2 0.05 0.04 0.09 0.04 0.39 0.40 3 2 5 2 13 3 26 0 -16 -1.8 0.4 -1.4
1973-74 35 QBN WHA 9 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22
8 yrs NYR NHL 361 85 0.27 0.31 0.59 0.24 0.79 2.21 97 114 211 84 244 44 156 20 64 12.2 7.1 19.2
4 yrs MTL NHL 226 46 0.25 0.25 0.50 0.21 0.87 63 63 126 52 5.9 3.8 9.7
2 yrs VAN NHL 116 18 0.19 0.18 0.37 0.15 0.37 1.09 22 21 43 18 73 24 80 0 -31 0.8 0.9 1.6
1 yr MNS NHL 73 17 0.21 0.44 0.64 0.24 1.15 2.08 16 35 51 18 66 18 63 5 -10 2.8 1.2 4.0
1 yr QBN WHA 9 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22
Career NHL 776 167 0.25 0.29 0.53 0.21 0.78 1.89 198 233 431 172 383 86 299 25 23 21.6 13.0 34.5
Career WHA 9 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1961-62 23 NYR NHL 6 2 3 5 2
1963-64 25 MTL NHL 7 1 1 2 25
1964-65 26 MTL NHL SC 10 0 0 0 10
1965-66 27 MTL NHL SC 9 2 3 5 16
1966-67 28 MTL NHL 9 0 2 2 6
1967-68 29 MNS NHL 14 4 9 13 14 3 1 0 1
1968-69 30 NYR NHL 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1969-70 31 NYR NHL 6 1 1 2 32 1 0 0 1
1970-71 32 NYR NHL 13 3 2 5 4 1 2 0 1
Career NHL 2 78 14 21 35 109 6 3 0 3

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
1955-56 17 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 14 5 5 10 14
1956-57 18 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 40 29 30 59 112
1957-58 19 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 51 35 44 79 113
1957-58 19 Vancouver Canucks WHL 4 0 2 2 8
1958-59 20 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 57 12 25 37 80
1959-60 21 Vancouver Canucks WHL 3 1 1 2 2
1959-60 21 Trois-Rivieres Lions EPHL 61 28 42 70 104
1960-61 22 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 55 15 26 41 77
1961-62 23 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 37 23 19 42 87
1965-66 27 Houston Apollos CPHL 9 6 6 12 0
1973-74 35 Binghamton Dusters AHL 7 0 1 1 0
Career 1 Season AHL 7 0 1 1 0
Career 1 Season CPHL 9 6 6 12 0
Career 3 Seasons EPHL 153 66 87 153 268
Career 3 Seasons SJHL 105 69 79 148 239
Career 3 Seasons WHL 64 13 28 41 90

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1955-56 17 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 12 3 2 5 14
1956-57 18 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 13 5 5 10 15
1957-58 19 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 6 3 1 4 10
1957-58 19 Regina Pats M-Cup 16 6 4 10 23
1959-60 21 Trois-Rivieres Lions EPHL 7 2 2 4 19
1960-61 22 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 7 1 1 2 12
Career 2 Seasons EPHL 14 3 3 6 31
Career 1 Season M-Cup 16 6 4 10 23
Career 3 Seasons SJHL 31 11 8 19 39

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Dave Balon 8.7 6.7 4.7 4.0 3.8 3.8 1.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.4
Scott Walker 88.4 7.9 6.1 4.7 3.6 3.6 2.9 2.3 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Dustin Penner 87.7 8.0 5.5 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.6 1.1 1.0 0.8
Kyle Okposo 87.5 7.9 5.3 5.0 3.8 3.7 1.8 1.6 0.7
Craig Simpson 86.0 8.8 6.1 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.7
Steve Payne 84.6 8.8 6.0 4.8 4.8 3.8 3.4 3.2 0.8 0.1 -0.6
Todd White 84.5 7.4 6.7 5.6 4.3 4.3 3.1 2.7 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0
Devin Setoguchi 84.3 8.4 4.8 4.0 3.7 3.6 2.4 1.9 -0.6
Al Secord 84.2 8.6 5.9 5.3 3.6 3.1 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7 -0.5
Alex Shibicky 84.1 4.9 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.2 1.2 0.8
Clarke MacArthur 84.0 6.8 6.6 5.1 3.8 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.5 0.8
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Dave Balon 8.7 6.7 4.7 4.0 3.8 3.8 1.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.4
Dustin Penner 87.7 8.0 5.5 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.6 1.1 1.0 0.8
Kyle Okposo 87.5 7.9 5.3 5.0 3.8 3.7 1.8 1.6 0.7
Scott Walker 87.2 7.9 6.1 4.7 3.6 3.6 2.9 2.3 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Craig Simpson 86.0 8.8 6.1 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.7
Steve Payne 84.6 8.8 6.0 4.8 4.8 3.8 3.4 3.2 0.8 0.1 -0.6
Todd White 84.5 7.4 6.7 5.6 4.3 4.3 3.1 2.7 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0
Devin Setoguchi 84.3 8.4 4.8 4.0 3.7 3.6 2.4 1.9 -0.6
Al Secord 84.2 8.6 5.9 5.3 3.6 3.1 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7 -0.5
Alex Shibicky 84.1 4.9 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.2 1.2 0.8
Clarke MacArthur 84.0 6.8 6.6 5.1 3.8 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.5 0.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 4, 1963: Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Gump Worsley, Leon Rochefort and Len Ronson for Phil Goyette, Don Marshall and Jacques Plante, June 4, 1963.

June 6, 1967: Selected by Minnesota from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967.

June 12, 1968: Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Wayne Hillman, Dan Seguin and Joey Johnston, June 12, 1968.

November 16, 1971: Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with Wayne Connelly and Ron Stewart for Gary Doak and Jim Wiste, November 16, 1971.

February 12, 1972: Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.

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