Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Hale
David Hale was born June 18, 1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first choice, 22nd overall selection of the New Jersey Devils in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Hale is a graduate of the University of North Dakota.

Following two seasons in USHL with Sioux City where he was a USHL First Team All-Star (2000), Hale went on to play four years at UND, earning WCHA Third Team All-Star honours in 2003 before making his NHL debut in 2003-04.

A member of the US World Junior Team in 2001, Hale suited up for 64 games with the Devils in 2003-04, registering four points (0-4-4). Hale would split the 2005-06 season between the Devils and their AHL affiliate in Albany.

In the 2006-07 season, Hale would become a regular on the Devil's blue line and earn his reputation as a stay at home defenceman. After 146 games, Hale's tenure with the Devils came to an end at the 2007 NHL trading deadline as the club opted to send him to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a draft pick.

With the Flames, Hale competed in 58 games during the 2007-08 season and found himself on the move in the 2008 off-season when he signed with the Phoenix Coyotes.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Colorado North Polars High-CO 25 11 33 44 154
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 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 4 5 9 79
2000-01 United States WJC-A 7 0 2 2 6 +5
2001-02 University of North Dakota WCHA 34 4 5 9 63
2002-03 University of North Dakota WCHA 26 2 6 8 49
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 0 4 4 72 +12 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Albany River Rats AHL 30 2 3 5 39 -3
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 38 0 4 4 21 +5 8 0 2 2 12
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 30 2 5 7 64 -1
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 43 0 1 1 26 +2
2006-07 Lowell Devils AHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 11 0 0 0 10 -2 2 0 0 0 6
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 58 0 2 2 46 0 6 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 3 6 9 36 -11
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 39 0 4 4 25 -2
2009-10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 1 1 2 0 +1
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 1 4 5 6 +7
2010-11 Binghamton Senators AHL 36 2 4 6 32 -3
NHL Totals 327 4 25 29 242 17 0 2 2 20


USHL First All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Calgary by New Jersey with New Jersey's 5th round pick (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Jean-Simon Allard) in 2007 NHL Draft for Calgary's 3rd round pick (Nick Palmieri) in 2007 NHL Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 3, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Phoenix with Todd Fedoruk for Radim Vrbata, July 21, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 4, 2010.
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