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Ken Baumgartner

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Ken Baumgartner was drafted in the 12th round, 250th overall in the 1985 NHL draft. A defensemen prior to playing in the NHL, he converted to left wing and made his NHL debut in 1987-88, playing in 30 games for the Los Angeles Kings. A noted enforcer, Baumgartner would also play for the New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Boston Bruins, retiring after the 1999 season. He finished his NHL career with 2241 penalty minutes in 696 games played. While playing junior hockey with the Prince Albert Raiders, he was selected to the WHL’s “All-Scholastic Team” in 1984 and won a Memorial Cup in 1985. During his playing career, he earned a degree in business and finance by attending Hofstra University in the off-season. He was also elected Vice President of the NHLPA while a member of the Leafs. After serving on the Bruins coaching staff upon retirement, Baumgartner enrolled in an MBA program through Harvard University.

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