Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Batters
Batters had a brief and tragic life, cut short in the prime at age 25. He played univeristy hockey at Alaska-Anchorage for four years, during which time St. Louis drafted him, 135th overall, in 1989. After graduating, Batters joined Peoria, the Blues farm team, and played all of 92-93 with the Rivermen.

He stayed in the IHL for most of the next two years as well but was called up for half a dozen games in 1993-94 and ten more the year fater, steadily making his mark and learning the defenceman's game in the NHL.

St. Louis, though, proved to be not a good fit for him, and he signed with San Jose as a free agent on September 27, 1995, playing all of the following year in the minors again. That summer, he was killed in an automobile accident.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds Cen-Cup 2 0 1 1 2
1988-89 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 33 8 14 22 123
1989-90 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 34 6 9 15 102
1990-91 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 39 16 14 30 90
1991-92 U. of Alaska-Anchorage GWHC 33 6 16 22 84
1992-93 Peoria Rivermen IHL 74 5 18 23 113 4 0 0 0 10
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 0 0 7 +1
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 59 3 9 12 175 6 0 0 0 18
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 42 0 11 11 128 5 0 1 1 18
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 0 0 0 21 -5
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 77 5 29 34 223 5 0 1 1 12
NHL Totals 16 0 0 0 28


Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 27, 1995.
Died from injuries suffered in automobile accident, August 23, 1996.
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