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Kenbaird

Kenneth Stewart Baird

Selected by California Golden Seals 2nd round (#15) in 1971 NHL Amateur Draft


is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 332 games in the World Hockey Association and 10 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Cowboys, and California Golden Seals.

He played junior hockey for the Flin Flon Bombers and the Estevan Bruins. The California Golden Seals chose him 15th overall in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft.

After spending a year with the Seals and their farm team the Oklahoma City Blazers Baird junmped to the Alberta Oliers of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972. Baird stayed with the Oilers through 1977-78, with brief stops with the Calgary Cowboys and the Winnipeg Jets. He won the Avco World Trophy with the Jets in 1978.

In 1978 Baird went to Germany where he played three seasons for EV Duisburg. He retired in 1981.

In the NHL Baird played in 10 games, scoring 2 assists. In the WHA he scored 91 goals and 99 assists in 332 regular season games and 6 goals and 5 assists in 17 playoff games.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969-70 Estevan Bruins WCHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 47 2 5 7 126 17 2 8 10 60
1970-71 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 66 35 40 75 211 17 12 9 21 119
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 10 0 2 2 15 -- -- -- -- --
Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 59 5 11 16 196 6 0 2 2 29
1972-73 Alberta Oilers WHA 75 14 15 29 112 1 1 0 1 6
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 68 17 19 36 115 5 1 1 2 7
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 77 30 28 58 151 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 48 13 24 37 87 4 3 1 4 16
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 2 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
Calgary Cowboys WHA 7 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 6 2 4 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
Winnipeg Jets WHA 49 14 7 21 29 7 0 4 4 7
1978-79 Duisburg SC 2.GBun Statistics Unavailable
1979-80 Duisburg SC 2.GBun 47 32 28 60 141
1980-81 Duisburg SC 2.GBun 39 31 40 71 108 6 5 3 8 23
1981-82 Duisburg SC 2.GBun 48 69 66 135 115
WHA Totals 332 91 99 190 498 17 5 6 11 36
NHL Totals 10 0 2 2 15 -- -- -- -- --

Career MovesEdit

  • Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
  • Signed WHA contract with Alberta, July 7, 1972.
  • Released by Edmonton, Oct. 21, 1976.
  • Signed as a free agent by Calgary (WHA), Oct. 22, 1976.
  • Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, May 31, 1977.
  • Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) after being released by Edmonton (WHA), December, 1977.

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