| 6 ft 01 in (1.85 m)|
205 lb (93 kg)
|Teams|| Los Angeles Kings|
New York Islanders
Toronto Maple Leafs
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
|Nationality||Canadian & Swiss|
|Born|| March 11 1966,|
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
|NHL Draft|| Rnd 12, 245th overall, 1985|
|Pro Career||1987 – 2000|
Baumgartner played junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League and minor league hockey for the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League as well as one season for EHC Chur of the Swiss League. He has Swiss citizenship and played there as a non-import player. With the Prince Albert Raiders, he was selected to the league's all-scholastic team in 1984 and won a Memorial Cup in 1985.
Drafted 245th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Ken Baumgartner made his National Hockey League debut with the Los Angeles Kings during the 1987–88 season. He would go on to play for the New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Boston Bruins until his retirement in 2000. Baumgartner's primary role was an enforcer and in his 12 NHL seasons, he tallied 2242 penalty minutes in 696 regular season games. He recorded 13 goals and 41 assists for 54 career points.
However, Baumgartner was far from a stereotypical "hockey goon", and he had a reputation as a "brawler with a brain". Throughout his playing career, Baumgartner attended Hofstra University during offseasons, where he earned a degree in business and finance.
In 1994, while still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Baumgartner was elected vice-president of the NHL Players Association and he played a role in establishing the collective bargaining agreement between the NHLPA and the NHL during the 1994–95 season.
Following his retirement as an NHL player, Baumgartner joined the coaching staff of the Boston Bruins as an assistant coach for the 1999–00 season, before attending an MBA program through Harvard University.