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Keith Ballard

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Minnesota Wild

2013-14 NHL Stats

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37

2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Ballard's three-year stint as a Canuck was a major disappointment (16 points in 148 games), but he's still only 30 years old and may be able to rebound in Minnesota. He'll likely compete for a spot on the second or third defensive pairing. Watch and wait to see how he fits i...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  5/1/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 208   DOB: 11/26/1982
BORN: Baudette, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Keith Ballard Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Minnesota in July of 2013.

April 15, 2014  –  Keith Ballard News

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Ballard (groin) practiced Tuesday, but is not expected to play in Game 1 of the Wild's first-round playoff series against Colorado, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Keith Ballard NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 82 8 31 39 -18 99 102 7.8 1 3 1 0 1
2006-07 23 70 5 22 27 -7 59 79 6.3 0 0 2 0 2
2007-08 24 82 6 15 21 7 85 105 5.7 1 1 2 0 2
2008-09 25 82 6 28 34 14 72 106 5.7 1 0 22:22 1 4 5 2:20 172 136
2009-10 26 82 8 20 28 -7 88 90 8.9 1 0 22:24 1 8 9 1:58 156 201
2010-11 27 NHL VAN 65 2 5 7 10 53 53 3.8 0 0 15:54 0 0 0 0:13 99 111
2011-12 28 NHL VAN 47 1 6 7 0 64 41 2.4 0 0 15:33 0 0 0 0:13 61 63
2012-13 29 NHL VAN 36 0 2 2 -2 29 35 0.0 0 0 15:28 0 0 0 0:16 45 34
2013-14 30 NHL MIN 45 2 7 9 -7 37 29 6.9 0 0 13:37 0 2 2 0:41 58 37
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Keith Ballard – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

13:37

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Keith Ballard was on the ice for 13:37.

0:41

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Keith Ballard was on the ice for 0:41 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 15:33 0:13
2012-13 15:28 0:16
2013-14 13:37 0:41

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Keith Ballard 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 21 COL Did Not Play
Apr 19 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 17 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 13 NSH Did Not Play
Apr 10 STL Did Not Play
Apr 8 BOS Did Not Play
Apr 7 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr 5 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 3 at CHI Did Not Play
Mar 31 at LA Did Not Play
Mar 29 at PHO Did Not Play
Mar 27 at STL Did Not Play
Mar 26 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 23 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 22 DET Did Not Play
Mar 20 at NJ Did Not Play
Mar 18 at NYI Did Not Play
Mar 17 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 12:07 0:00
Mar 15 CLS Did Not Play
Mar 13 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 10:27 0:00
Mar 11 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:11 0:17
Mar 9 STL Did Not Play
Mar 8 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:32 0:24
Mar 3 CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:35 0:06
Feb 28 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 14:50 1:41
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Feb 27 at EDM 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:11 0:00
Feb 6 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:29 1:15
Feb 4 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:55 0:20
Feb 1 at CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:55 2:42
Jan 30 at COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:50 1:17
Jan 28 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 12:57 2:33
Jan 25 at SJ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 14:00 0:00
Jan 23 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 12:24 1:10
Jan 21 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:51 1:33
Jan 18 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:33 1:16
Jan 16 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 13:03 2:14
Jan 14 OTT Did Not Play
Jan 12 at NSH Did Not Play
Jan 11 COL Did Not Play
Jan 9 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 7 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 9:39 0:37
Jan 4 WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:13 1:30
Jan 2 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 31 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 9:45 0:00
Dec 29 NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 10:16 0:20
Dec 27 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:36 0:46
Dec 23 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 8:15 0:00
Dec 22 at NYR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:52 0:18
Dec 19 at PIT 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 12:37 2:31
Dec 17 VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:49 0:53
Dec 14 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 14:23 0:00
Dec 12 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:41 1:32
Dec 11 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:20 0:00
Dec 8 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 11:05 0:00
Dec 6 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:29 0:02
Dec 5 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 13:16 0:00
Dec 2 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:48 0:14
Nov 30 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 12:55 0:00
Nov 29 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:08 1:40
Nov 27 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 17:23 1:06
Nov 25 at STL Did Not Play
Nov 23 at WPG Did Not Play
Nov 20 at OTT Did Not Play
Nov 19 at MON Did Not Play
Nov 17 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 15 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 13 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 9 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 7 at WAS Did Not Play
Nov 5 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:23 0:00
Nov 3 NJ 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 2 19:46 1:57
Nov 1 MON 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:19 0:37
Oct 28 CHI Did Not Play
Oct 26 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 24 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 22 NSH Did Not Play
Oct 19 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 17 at TB Did Not Play
Oct 15 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct 14 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:41 0:00
Oct 12 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:09 0:01
Oct 10 WPG 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 12:06 0:09
Oct 8 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:00 0:00
Oct 5 ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:36 0:00
Oct 3 LA 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:07 0:00

Keith Ballard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ballard (groin) returned to skating Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard (groin) will not play Monday against Winnipeg, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard (groin) returned to practice Sunday, but isn't expected to play Monday at Phoenix, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard (groin) won't play Thursday at St. Louis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard (groin) hasn't been cleared to resume skating and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Vancouver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard (groin) didn't practice Friday, the Star Tribune's Michael Russo reports.

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Ballard is dealing with a groin issue and won't play Thursday against the Devils, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard was a healthy scratch in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. Nate Prosser, Clayton Stoner and Ballard will rotate being healthy scratches the rest of the season, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Ballard registered his first tally of the season Saturday, giving the Wild a 2-0 lead early in the second frame against San Jose. But the Sharks stormed back to win the game in overtime, 3-2.

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Ballard had two hits and was on the ice for 12:51 in Tuesday's loss to Dallas. He's moved back to the right side of the third defensive pairing, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Ballard was a healthy scratch in Thursday's win over Phoenix, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Ballard had an assist in 13:13 of ice time in Saturday's win over Washington.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Ballard had another disppointing season for the Canucks in 2011-12, finishing with just seven points (1 G, 6 A) in 47 games. Aside from the occasional healthy scratch, he also missed significant time due to a concussion and a neck injury. Both issues appear to be a thing of the past, though, as Ballard was able to return for the Canucks’ first-round playoff loss to the Kings. His lofty contract ($4.2 million) will keep him in the mix for a spot in the Canucks’ top six on the back end, but Ballard will need to produce to hold on to the No. 5 or No. 6 spot in the defensive rotation. Forget about his glory days in Florida, Ballard is a long way from reaching those type of 30-point years that used to seem a given.

2011-12

Ballard was a big disappointment in his first season with the Canucks. After averaging 30 points per season through his first five years in the NHL, Ballard managed just seven points in his debut campaign with Vancouver. He was routinely a healthy scratch by the end of the regular season, and only saw ice time in the playoffs due to multiple injuries on the Canucks’ back end. Despite his abysmal debut up north, Ballard is a bounce-back candidate for the 2011-12 season. With Christian Erhroff now patrolling the blue line in Buffalo, Ballard, with his cap hit of $4.2 million, will be asked to take on a bigger role with the Canucks. He’s a late-round flier, but Ballard could return to the 30-point range we’ve seen from him in past seasons.

2010-11

Ballard will be sporting his third sweater in four seasons after an offseason trade to Vancouver. The 28-year-old blueliner hasn’t been able to live up to the 40-point promise he showed during his rookie campaign in 2005-06, but he has developed into a blue-chip defenseman at the NHL level. His move from a cellar-dwelling team in Florida to a talent-rich roster in Vancouver should result in more scoring opportunities and a much better plus/minus rating. Ballard won’t be a defensive option to build your fantasy team around, but he’ll be a solid addition to your stable of blueliners.

2009-10

Ballard won't be a first-tier fantasy defenseman, but he's definitely a secondary or tertiary option worth consideration when drafts and auction are winding down. He had a tidy 6-28—34 last season and should be in line for about the same.

2008-09

Armed with a new long-term deal, Ballard will break onto the Panthers scene with intriguing possibilities. While it would be somewhat outlandish to suggest he could produce 39 points like he did in 2005-06, Ballard does seem likely improve upon the 21 points he posted last season. Furthermore, he will probably get in a few more fights with a Florida team that has lacked pugilists in years past, so expect a bump in PIMs as well.

2007-08

Keith Ballard is one of the blue chip defensemen in the NHL. Beginning his third year, Ballard has already proven his value with being ranked second on the team in hits and blocked shots, and third on the team in overall ice time. Look for Ballard to continue his notable progress in 2007-2008, and become one of the elite defensemen.

2006-07

Ballard is set to embark upon his sophomore year after having a stellar rookie season. Phoenix added some defenseman this season, so Ballard's role is not yet defined, but after such a successful debut, he should be looking to match last year's productivity.

2005-06

Along with Mara and a few others, Ballard is one of the young, talented defensemen on the Coyotes. Phoenix has big hopes for Ballard, who was the team’s 2002 first-round pick (11th overall). Unlike many of the Coyotes, he played during the lockout. In his first pro season, he tied for Utah’s (AHL) team lead in assists with 18 and also played in the 2005 AHL All-Star game. He’s a good choice in keeper leagues.