David Hale (ice hockey)

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David Hale
Born(1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 31)
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
PositionDefense
ShotLeft
Played forNew Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
National team United States
NHL Draft22nd overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils
Playing career2003–2011
 
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David Hale
Born(1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 31)
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
PositionDefense
ShotLeft
Played forNew Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
National team United States
NHL Draft22nd overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils
Playing career2003–2011

David Hale (born June 18, 1981) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played for the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators over an eight-year National Hockey League (NHL) career.

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Playing career

Hale, a Colorado Springs native, played high school hockey with Colorado High before joining Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. He was drafted from the Musketeers in the first round, 22nd overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft before joining the University of North Dakota to play collegiate hockey in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

On February 27, 2007, Hale was traded by the Devils, along with a 2007 fifth-round draft pick, to the Calgary Flames for a 2007 third-round draft pick.[1]

On July 3, 2008, Hale a free agent, signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on a two-year deal.[2] During the 2008–09 season on November 26, 2008, Hale scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[3] Hale scored in his 231st game, setting a record for the longest start to a NHL career without a goal.[4]

On July 21, 2009, Hale was traded by the Coyotes, along with Todd Fedoruk, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Radim Vrbata.[5] Used as a depth defenseman Hale played sparingly in 35 games, before he was re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, on a conditioning assignment.[6] In his last game with the Admirals, Hale broke his foot and returned to Tampa to play a part in just 4 further games to end the 2009–10 season.[7]

On August 4, 2010, Hale signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.[8] Hale split the season between Ottawa and their AHL team, the Binghamton Senators. Hale finished the season with Ottawa, and did not take part in Binghamton's Calder Cup playoff run.

On October 15, 2011, Hale officially announced his retirement from hockey.[9]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1998–99Sioux City MusketeersUSHL5631518127500018
1999–00Sioux City MusketeersUSHL546182418750226
2000–01North Dakota Fighting SiouxWCHA4445979
2001–02North Dakota Fighting SiouxWCHA3445963
2002–03North Dakota Fighting SiouxWCHA2626849
2003–04New Jersey DevilsNHL650447210000
2004–05Albany River RatsAHL3023539
2005–06New Jersey DevilsNHL3804421802212
2005–06Albany River RatsAHL3025764
2006–07New Jersey DevilsNHL4301126
2006–07Lowell DevilsAHL20110
2006–07Calgary FlamesNHL110001020006
2007–08Calgary FlamesNHL580224660002
2008–09Phoenix CoyotesNHL4836936
2009–10Tampa Bay LightningNHL3904425
2009–10Norfolk AdmiralsAHL41120
2010–11Binghamton SenatorsAHL3624632
2010–11Ottawa SenatorsNHL251456
NHL totals327425292421702220

International

YearTeamCompGPGAPtsPIM
2001United StatesWJC70226
Junior int'l totals70226

References

  1. ^ Chere, Rich (February 28, 2007). "Lamoriello's only move hails Greene as ready". The Star Ledger: Sports, p. 68. http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:STL2&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=11797212E723AF10&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0ED76FA7748B477E.
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign David Hale to two-year contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2008-07-03. http://coyotes.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=367722&page=NewsPage&service=page. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  3. ^ "Coyotes 3, Blue Jackets 2". CBS Sports. 2008-11-26. http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gamecenter/recap/NHL_20081126_PHO@CLB. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  4. ^ "Hale's first goal pumps up ex-teammates". Canoe.ca. 2008-11-28. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Phoenix/2008/11/28/7565466-sun.html. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  5. ^ "Vrbata traded back to Coyotes". CBC. 2009-07-21. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/07/21/sp-coyotes-lightning.html?ref=rss. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  6. ^ "Tampa Bay Assgin D Hale to Norfolk on conditioning assignment". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2010-01-26. http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=515071. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  7. ^ "Tampa in Calgary preview". lightninghockeyblog.com. 2010-02-08. http://www.lightninghockeyblog.com/2010-articles/february/game-57-calgary-in-tampa.html. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  8. ^ "Senators sign D Hale, F Lessard to one-year contracts". The Sports Network. 2010-08-04. http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=329540. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  9. ^ "Former UND star Hale calls it a career". Grand Forks Herald. 2011-10-15. http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/218302/. Retrieved 2011-10-15.

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Preceded by
Ari Ahonen
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Adrian Foster