|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Born||June 18, 1981,|
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 2000|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||2003 – 2011|
David Hale (born June 18, 1981) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played eight National Hockey League (NHL) seasons for the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators.
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 July 3, 2008, Hale a free agent, signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on a two-year deal. 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. Hale scored in his 231st game, setting a record for the longest start to a NHL career without a goal.
On July 21, 2009, Hale was traded by the Coyotes, along with Todd Fedoruk, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Radim Vrbata. 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. 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.
On August 4, 2010, Hale signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||39||0||4||4||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||7||0||2||2||6|
- Chere, Rich. "Lamoriello's only move hails Greene as ready", February 28, 2007.
- Coyotes sign David Hale to two-year contract. Phoenix Coyotes (2008-07-03). Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
- Coyotes 3, Blue Jackets 2. CBS Sports (2008-11-26). Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
- Hale's first goal pumps up ex-teammates. Canoe.ca (2008-11-28). Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
- Vrbata traded back to Coyotes. CBC (2009-07-21). Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
- Tampa Bay Assgin D Hale to Norfolk on conditioning assignment. Tampa Bay Lightning (2010-01-26). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Tampa in Calgary preview. lightninghockeyblog.com (2010-02-08). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Senators sign D Hale, F Lessard to one-year contracts. The Sports Network (2010-08-04). Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
- Former UND star Hale calls it a career. Grand Forks Herald (2011-10-15). Retrieved on 2011-10-15.
|New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
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