August 6, 1971 |
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins
Belfast Giants (ISL)
ERC Ingolstadt (DEL)
Leksands IF (Elitserien)
Straubing Tigers (DEL)
|NHL Draft||105th overall, 1990
Michael Raymond Bales (born August 6, 1971) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. A goaltender, he has played for the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League. He attended the Ohio State University, lettering with the Buckeyes from 1990 to 1992, and was drafted by Boston in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the NHL for parts of four seasons, accumulating a record of 2–15–1 and a GAA of 4.13 in 23 games. He has played with the DEL's Straubing Tigers from 2004 until 2010. On January 29, 2011, he signed a contract with the Iserlohn Roosters, DEL, as stand-by-goalie. He is the current professional goaltending coach for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bales' entire career as a Boston Bruin consists of 25 minutes played in one game against the New Jersey Devils on January 9, 1993, during which he gave up one goal. His busiest NHL season was 1995–96, when he appeared in 20 games for Ottawa.
In recent years Bales has been active in the European ice hockey leagues, beginning with the Belfast Giants in the Ice Hockey Superleague in 2001. He then moved to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for ERC Ingolstadt and then to the Elitserien in Sweden for Leksands IF. From 2004 to 2010 he played for the Straubing Tigers where he scored his first career goal during the 2005–06 season with the Tigers.
- Selected by Boston Bruins in fifth round (fourth Bruins pick, 105th overall) of National Hockey League entry draft, June 16, 1990.
- Signed as free agent by Ottawa Senators, July 4, 1994.
- Signed as free agent by Buffalo Sabres, September 9, 1997.
- Signed as free agent by Dallas Stars (two year contract), July 8, 1998.
|1989–90||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||21||0||1||2||1117||95||0||5.10||6||13||2||0||0.000|
|1990–91||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||39||0||4||18|
|1991–92||Ohio State Buckeyes||CCHA||0||0||3||10||0||0||0||0.00||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|1994–95||Prince Edward Island Senators||AHL||45||0||3||4||2649||160||2||3.62||25||16||3||1335||0.893||9||0||0||2|
|1995–96||Prince Edward Island Senators||AHL||2||0||0||0||118||11||0||5.58||0||2||0||51||0.823||-||-||-||-|
NHL game log
- Selected by Boston Bruins in NHL Entry Draft.
- 01/09/93: - (25m41s, 9/10) 2–6 defeat vs. New Jersey (Terreri) [Replaced Blue].
- Signed as free agent by Ottawa Senators.
- 02/02/95: - (2m36s, 1/1) 4–6 defeat at Boston (Lacher) [Replaced Beaupre, replaced by Beaupre].
- 10/13/95: - (20m, 8/10) 2–6 defeat at Florida (Fitzpatrick) [Replaced Beaupre].
- 10/28/95: L (59m, 24/27) 1–4 defeat vs. Florida (Fitzpatrick).
- 11/04/95: L (35m02s, 5/6) 4–5 defeat vs. Hartford (Reese) [Replaced Beaupre].
- 11/09/95: L (60m, 47/51) 3–4 defeat at Boston (Lacher, Billington).
- 11/16/95: L (45m59s, 26/31) 3–5 defeat at Philadelphia (Hextall) [Replaced by Beaupre].
- 11/22/95: L (60m, 35/42) 2–7 defeat at Pittsburgh (Barrasso).
- 11/25/95: T (65m, 37/40) 3–3 OT tie vs. Boston (Bailey).
- 12/07/95: W (60m, 38/40) 5–2 victory at Chicago (Belfour).
- 12/12/95: L (60m, 22/24) 1–2 defeat at San Jose (Terreri).
- 12/13/95: L (60m, 38/44) 2–6 defeat at Los Angeles (Hrudey).
- 12/17/95: L (59m23s, 24/28) 1–4 defeat at Vancouver (>McLean) [Replaced by Beaupre, replaced Beaupre]
- 12/27/95: W (60m, 26/29) 4–3 victory at Buffalo (Biron).
- 12/30/95: L (60m, 23/27) 1–4 defeat vs. Montreal (Thibault).
- 01/06/96: L (60m, 24/29) 4–5 defeat at NY Islanders (Soderstrom).
- 01/13/96: L (60m, 37/41) 1–4 defeat at Tampa Bay (Puppa).
- 01/22/96: L (40m, 11/16) 3–7 defeat vs. Chicago (Hackett) [Replaced by Beaupre].
- 02/08/96: - (40m, 10/13) 2–6 defeat at Winnipeg (Khabibulin) [Replaced Rhodes].
- 03/19/96: - (20m, 5/6) 2–5 defeat at Florida (Vanbiesbrouck) [Replaced Rhodes].
- 03/21/96: L (60m, 29/32) 1–3 defeat at Boston (Ranford).
- 03/29/96: L (60m, 19/24) 0–5 defeat at Washington (Carey).
- 02/26/97: L (51m44s, 14/18) 5–8 defeat vs. Philadelphia (Snow) [Replaced Tugnutt].