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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 Oct 20, 2014 3:25 AM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1959-60 21 NYR NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1960-61 22 NYR NHL 13 1 2 3 1 8
1961-62 23 NYR NHL 30 4 11 15 5 11
1962-63 24 NYR NHL 70 11 13 24 10 72
1963-64 25 MTL NHL 70 24 18 42 18 80 17 7 0 2
1964-65 26 MTL NHL 63 18 23 41 16 61 17 1 0 5
1965-66 27 MTL NHL 45 3 7 10 4 24 3 0 0 1
1966-67 28 MTL NHL 48 11 8 19 8 31 11 0 0 5
1967-68 29 MNS NHL 73 15 32 47 17 -10 84 10 4 1 2 26 6 0 152 9.9
1968-69 30 NYR NHL 75 10 21 31 11 5 57 7 1 2 3 18 3 0 134 7.5
1969-70 31 NYR NHL 76 33 37 70 28 40 100 28 4 1 3 31 5 1 202 16.3
1970-71 32 NYR NHL 78 36 24 60 26 14 34 27 9 0 7 21 3 0 176 20.5
1971-72 33 TOT NHL 75 23 24 47 19 -10 23 16 7 0 4 16 8 0 133 17.3
1971-72 33 NYR NHL 16 4 5 9 4 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 30 13.3
1971-72 33 VAN NHL 59 19 19 38 16 -15 21 13 6 0 3 11 8 0 103 18.4
1972-73 34 VAN NHL 57 3 2 5 2 -16 22 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 23 13.0
1973-74 35 QBN WHA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
8 yrs NYR NHL 361 99 113 212 85 64 284 65 15 3 14 75 11 1 542 15.3
4 yrs MTL NHL 226 56 56 112 46 196 48 8 0 13
2 yrs VAN NHL 116 22 21 43 18 -31 43 15 7 0 3 12 9 0 126 17.5
1 yr DAL NHL 73 15 32 47 17 -10 84 10 4 1 2 26 6 0 152 9.9
1 yr QBN WHA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 776 192 222 414 167 23 607 138 34 4 32 113 26 1 820 14.6
Career WHA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1959-60 21 NYR NHL 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1960-61 22 NYR NHL 13 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22
8 yrs NYR NHL 361 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 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 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 DAL NHL 73 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22
Career NHL 776 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 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22

NHL/WHA Playoffs

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

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- 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 Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- 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 2012-13)
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
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
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 84.0 4.9 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.2 1.2 0.8
Baldy Cotton 83.8 5.0 4.1 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.2 -0.8
Dennis Hextall 83.6 7.6 6.6 4.0 3.9 3.4 3.3 2.2 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Guy Charron 83.5 7.0 6.8 5.0 4.5 4.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.2 1.0 0.3 -0.2
Mikael Samuelsson 83.1 6.9 5.9 5.5 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 -0.1
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
Scott Walker 87.1 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
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 84.0 4.9 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.2 1.2 0.8
Baldy Cotton 83.8 5.0 4.1 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.2 -0.8
Dennis Hextall 83.6 7.6 6.6 4.0 3.9 3.4 3.3 2.2 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Guy Charron 83.5 7.0 6.8 5.0 4.5 4.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.2 1.0 0.3 -0.2
Mikael Samuelsson 83.1 6.9 5.9 5.5 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 -0.1

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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