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Position  Left Wing
Name  Bates Battaglia
Siblings  Anthony Battaglia
Playing career  1997–2012
Weight  93 kg

National team  United States
Height  1.88 m
Shot  Left
Role  Ice hockey player
TV shows  The Amazing Race
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Born  December 13, 1975 (age 39) Chicago, IL, USA (1975-12-13)
Played for  Carolina Hurricanes Colorado Avalanche Washington Capitals Toronto Maple Leafs Jokerit
NHL Draft  132nd overall, 1994 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Education  Lake Superior State University
Similar People  Anthony Battaglia, Sam Battaglia, Phil Keoghan, Jeff O'Neill, Arturs Irbe
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Jonathan Bates Battaglia (born December 13, 1975) is an American former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He finished his professional career in 2012 with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

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Playing career

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Battaglia was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the sixth round (132nd overall selection) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Growing up, Bates played hockey in Park Ridge, Illinois, under Coach Tom Godwin. He played on the three-time NCAA National Championship Lake Superior State University Lakers from 1994–1997.

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On March 18, 1997, Battaglia too was traded by the Mighty Ducks to the Hartford Whalers for Mark Janssens. He made his professional debut in the 1997–98 season with the Beast of New Haven of the AHL before making his NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes in their inaugural season. Battaglia established himself as a NHL regular with the Hurricanes, enjoying his most successful period as a third of the BBC line (Brind'Amour, Battaglia, Cole) during their 2001–2002 Stanley Cup run.

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On March 11, 2003, Battaglia was traded by the Hurricanes to the Colorado Avalanche for Radim Vrbata. His tenure was short as he was traded at the start of the 2003–04 season by the Avalanche, along with Jonas Johansson to the Washington Capitals for Steve Konowalchuk.

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During the 2004 NHL lockout, Bates Battaglia joined his younger brother Anthony on the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL for the 2004–05 season on February 21, 2005.

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On October 2, 2005, Battaglia was signed by the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League to a one-year deal. The following season, Battaglia signed as a free agent to parent club the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract on July 2, 2006. Battaglia re-signed as a free agent with the Leafs to a two-year contract on July 2, 2007.

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On December 13, 2007, Battaglia was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint, however he was left in the minors for the duration of the season. Battaglia was again assigned to the Marlies at the start of the 2008–09 season and posted a respectable 51 points in 59 games for the Marlies.

A free agent in the 2009–10 season, Battaglia signed with AHL team Syracuse Crunch on November 11, 2009. After 29 games with the Crunch, Bates left the club after signing a contract for the rest of the season with Finnish team Jokerit of the SM-liiga as an injury replacement on January 28, 2010.

On December 8, 2010, Battaglia signed a 25-game professional try-out contract with the AHL's Rochester Americans. After contributing only 3 points in 20 games with the Amerks, Battaglia was released and signed with Lausitzer Füchse of the German 2nd Bundesliga. Battaglia's brief stay with Füchse was limited to 2 games due to injury and on March 16, 2011, he returned to North America and signed to again join his brother, Anthony, at the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League.

On November 2011, Battaglia signed with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish Division 1. Through the 2011–12 season, Battaglia scored 23 points in 25 games to help Karlskrona gain promotion to the HockeyAllsvenskan. Battaglia finished third among import players in league scoring behind Andrew Fournier and Bill Keenan.

Personal life

Battaglia is the grandson of former Chicago mob member Sam Battaglia. Bates and his brother Anthony competed in season 22 of The Amazing Race and won the season.

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