Bates Battaglia (born December 13, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American professional hockey leftwinger. He is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League, an affiliate franchise of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Battaglia was drafted by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the sixth round (132nd overall selection) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the Capitals, Battaglia played for the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes, where he was 1/3 of the BBC line during their 2001-2002 Stanley Cup run; the Capitals acquired him and Jonas Johansson in a trade that sent Steve Konowalchuk to the Avalanche. Because of the 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. This was the first time that he had played on the same team with his younger brother.
Growing up, Bates played hockey in Park Ridge, Illinois, under Coach Tom Godwin. He won the NCAA National Championship while playing with Lake Superior State.