Jim Ballantine (ice hockey)
November 6, 1967|
Union Lake, Michigan
January 4, 2002 (aged 34)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Ballantine was born in Union Lake, Michigan. A graduate and hockey player for the University of Michigan, he started his professional career with the Columbus Chill in the ECHL. He also played for the Richmond Renegades (ECHL), Indianapolis Ice (IHL), and Dallas Freeze (CHL).
Ballantine was the first player to wear a 3-digit number in a professional sports game. He wore the number 101 to promote Columbus, Ohio radio station CD101. Ballantine was a regular on-air personality on the station. Ballantine formerly wore number 19, in a nod to longtime Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman.
- "Rumblings with Bob Hunter". Columbus Dispatch. January 11, 2002. Archived from the original on January 31, 2002.
- Paitson, David; Merz, Craig. Chill Factor: How a Minor League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever. ISBN 978-1613217672.
- "Ice ALS | Michigan Medicine". uofmhealth.org. University of Michigan.
- Jim Ballantine career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Memorial Page at the Wayback Machine (archived January 23, 2002)