David Hale (ice hockey)

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David Hale
Born (1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 33)
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
INL team
Former teams
HC Appiano
New Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
National team  United States
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2003–present

David Hale (born June 18, 1981) is an American professional ice hockey player. Hale is currently playing for HC Appiano in INL. 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.

Playing career[edit]

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]

On June 26, 2013 Hale signed with Italian team HC Appiano, in the semi-pro Inter-National League.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 56 3 15 18 127 5 0 0 0 18
1999–00 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 54 6 18 24 187 5 0 2 2 6
2000–01 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 44 4 5 9 79
2001–02 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 34 4 5 9 63
2002–03 North Dakota Fighting Sioux WCHA 26 2 6 8 49
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 0 4 4 72 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 30 2 3 5 39
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 38 0 4 4 21 8 0 2 2 12
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 30 2 5 7 64
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 43 0 1 1 26
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 11 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 58 0 2 2 46 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 3 6 9 36
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 39 0 4 4 25
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 36 2 4 6 32
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 1 4 5 6
2013–14 HC Appiano INL 30 5 14 19 65
NHL totals 327 4 25 29 242 17 0 2 2 20

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2001 United States WJC 7 0 2 2 6
Junior int'l totals 7 0 2 2 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2002–03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chere, Rich (February 28, 2007). "Lamoriello's only move hails Greene as ready". The Star Ledger. Sports, p. 68. 
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign David Hale to two-year contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Coyotes 3, Blue Jackets 2". CBS Sports. 2008-11-26. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Hale's first goal pumps up ex-teammates". Canoe.ca. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Vrbata traded back to Coyotes". CBC. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Tampa Bay Assgin D Hale to Norfolk on conditioning assignment". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  7. ^ "Tampa in Calgary preview". lightninghockeyblog.com. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  8. ^ "Senators sign D Hale, F Lessard to one-year contracts". The Sports Network. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  9. ^ "Former UND star Hale calls it a career". Grand Forks Herald. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  10. ^ "David Hale, dagli Ottawa Senators ad Appiano" (in Italian). 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

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