Lee Baldwin

Hometown:

Victoria British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-04-26

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Baldwin was one of the leading scorers among defensemen in the BCHL in his third season in the league. After skating for Burnaby the two previous seasons, he skated for Victoria and more than doubled his offensive output. Baldwin was second on the Island Division champion Grizzlies with 41 assists and scored 13 goals with 79 PMs. Baldwin scored 7 of his 13 goals on the power play.

2009-10: Baldwin made his pro debut with AHL Hartford after skating in 32 of 36 games as a freshman for Alaska-Anchorage. He had 1 goal and was an even plus/minus in seven games with the Wolf Pack but did not see any action in the AHL playoffs. Prior to signing a free-agent, entry-level deal with the Rangers in March 2010, Baldwin scored 1 goal with 9 assists and had a -21 plus/minus and 15 PMs for the WCHA's eighth-place Seawolves.

2010-11: Baldwin split his first full pro season between the Rangers' AHL and ECHL affiliates. Baldwin opened the season with AHL Connecticut but saw limited ice time and spent the second half with Greenville. In 21 AHL games he was scoreless and -1 with 17 PMs. Baldwin scored 2 goals with 8 assists in 27 regular season games for the ECHL Road Warriors and was +10 with 15 PMs. In 10 playoff games he had an assist and was -2 with 4 PMs for Greenville.

Talent Analysis

A late bloomer, Baldwin is a two-way blueliner, who tends more toward defending his own end than jumping into the play. With good size and skating skills, Baldwin has very good puck moving skills.

Future

Baldwin spent most of his time in the ECHL last season. Expect him to get an AHL look this fall, with a likely stay in the minor leagues for the near future.