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Professional hockey player and winner of Season 22 of "The Amazing Race"

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Jonathan "Bates" Battaglia is an American professional ice hockey left winger. He most recently played with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan after having played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Battaglia was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the sixth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Growing up, Bates played hockey in Park Ridge, IL, under Coach Tom Godwin. He played on the three-time NCAA National Championship Lake Superior State University Lakers from 1994-97.

On March 18, 1997, Battaglia was traded by the Mighty Ducks to the Hartford Whalers. 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 during their 2001-02 Stanley Cup run.

On March 11, 2003, Battaglia was traded by the Hurricanes to the Colorado Avalanche, and then moved to the Washington Capitals at the start of the 2003-04 season.

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 in February 2005.

In October 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 in July 2006. Battaglia re-signed as a free agent with the Leafs to a two-year contract in July 2007.

In December 2007, Battaglia was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint, and was again assigned to the Marlies at the start of the 2008-09 season and posted 51 points in 59 games for the Marlies.

A free agent in the 2009-10 season, Battaglia signed with AHL team Syracuse Crunch in November 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 in January 2010.

On December 8, 2010, Battaglia signed a 25-game professional try-out contract with the AHL's Rochester Americans. Battaglia then signed with Lausitzer Fchse of the German 2nd Bundesliga. In March 2011, he returned to North America and signed to again join his brother, Anthony, at the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League.

In 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.

In 2013, Bates and his brother Anthony teamed up to compete on the 22nd season of "The Amazing Race." After traveling more than 30,000 miles throughout the competition, the brothers won the show, taking home the $1 million prize.

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Professional hockey player and winner of Season 22 of "The Amazing Race"

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Bates Battaglia Biography

Jonathan "Bates" Battaglia is an American professional ice hockey left winger. He most recently played with Karlskrona HK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan after having played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Battaglia was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the sixth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Growing up, Bates played hockey in Park Ridge, IL, under Coach Tom Godwin. He played on the three-time NCAA National Championship Lake Superior State University Lakers from 1994-97.

On March 18, 1997, Battaglia was traded by the Mighty Ducks to the Hartford Whalers. 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 during their 2001-02 Stanley Cup run.

On March 11, 2003, Battaglia was traded by the Hurricanes to the Colorado Avalanche, and then moved to the Washington Capitals at the start of the 2003-04 season.

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 in February 2005.

In October 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 in July 2006. Battaglia re-signed as a free agent with the Leafs to a two-year contract in July 2007.

In December 2007, Battaglia was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint, and was again assigned to the Marlies at the start of the 2008-09 season and posted 51 points in 59 games for the Marlies.

A free agent in the 2009-10 season, Battaglia signed with AHL team Syracuse Crunch in November 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 in January 2010.

On December 8, 2010, Battaglia signed a 25-game professional try-out contract with the AHL's Rochester Americans. Battaglia then signed with Lausitzer Fchse of the German 2nd Bundesliga. In March 2011, he returned to North America and signed to again join his brother, Anthony, at the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League.

In 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.

In 2013, Bates and his brother Anthony teamed up to compete on the 22nd season of "The Amazing Race." After traveling more than 30,000 miles throughout the competition, the brothers won the show, taking home the $1 million prize.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bates Battaglia for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bates Battaglia, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bates Battaglia or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bates Battaglia?

    Booking fees for Bates Battaglia, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bates Battaglia, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bates Battaglia?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bates Battaglia for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bates Battaglia for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bates Battaglia or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bates Battaglia or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bates Battaglia is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bates Battaglia for your event is available upon request. Bates Battaglia generally travels from Raleigh, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anthony Battaglia, The Lamoureux Sisters, Taylor Hall, Webb Simpson and Xander Schauffele. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bates Battaglia for an upcoming event.

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