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David Hale
David Hale
Defenseman
Number: 21
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 18, 1981
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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Acquired: Acquired from New Jersey along with a 5th round pick in 2007 in exchange for a 3rd round pick in 2007 DRAFTED: NJ - 1st round, 22nd overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft
Drafted: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (22nd overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Appeared in 58 games for Calgary, recording two assists and 46 PIM…Registered an assist and 16:56 TOI in the regular season finale at VAN, Apr. 5…Played in his 200th career NHL game at SJ, Feb. 12…Collected a season-high rating of +2 on Jan. 18 vs. LA and Dec. 14 at CAR… Notched a season-high 20:50 TOI vs. STL, Dec. 4…Recorded an assist vs. COL, Oct. 26…2008 Playoffs: Appeared in six of Calgary’s seven playoff games.

CAREER NOTES
2006-07: Began the season with New Jersey, appearing in 43 games before being traded to Calgary on Feb. 27…Had one assist, 26 PIM and a +2 rating with the Devils…Was even or plus in 16 straight appearances, Dec. 8-Jan. 7 (+5)…Posted lone NHL point of season with assist at OTT, Jan. 6…Made his 2006-07 NHL debut vs. OTT, Nov. 17…Missed 15 games with eye injury and subsequent surgery…Had one assist in two games with Lowell during AHL conditioning assignment, Nov. 9-13…Traded from New Jersey to Calgary on Feb.27 along with a 5th round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft in exchange for Calgary¹s 3rd round draft pick in the 2007 Entry Draft…Played his first game in a Flames uniform at COL, Mar.14…Played in 19 games for the Flames and registered 10 PIM…2007 Playoffs: Appeared in two of Calgary’s six games vs. DET, earning six PIM…2005-06: Appeared in 38 games for New Jersey, recording four assists and 21 PIM…Played in his 100th career NHL contest at PIT, Apr. 2…Matched his career-highs in points and assists from his 2003-04 rookie campaign…Posted points in back-to-back games for first time in NHL career, Feb. 3-4 (2 assists)…Wore No. 2 after wearing No. 25 with New Jersey in 2003-04 and with Albany (AHL)…Posted 2-5-7 in 30 games with Albany, including two assists at Norfolk, Dec. 7…Selected to represent Planet USA at 2006 RBK Hockey AHL All-Star Classic…2006 Playoffs: Saw action in eight of nine playoff games for New Jersey, recording two assists and 12 PIM…2004-05: Spent entire season with Albany for first minor league action of pro career…Appeared in 30 games and posted 2-3-5…Missed 50 contests due to injury…2003-04: Appeared in 65 games for the New Jersey Devils as a rookie, recording four assists and 72 PIM…Finished season ranked T-5th on the team and T-2nd among NJ defensemen (P. Martin) with +12 rating…Played in season-high 20 straight games twice: Dec. 26-Feb. 3 and Nov. 1-Dec. 16…Posted team season-high 19 PIM vs. NYI, Dec. 26…Recorded first career NHL point with assist in a 3-1 win vs. FLA, Nov. 13…Missed five games (Feb. 5-15) with knee injury, three games (Dec. 18-21) due to illness and four games (Oct. 24-30) due to groin injury…Made Devils/NHL debut Oct. 8 in 3-3 tie at BOS…Signed with Devils April 9, 2003 and attended first training camp in September…Made his Devils/NHL playoff debut in Game 5 of ECQF at PHI…2002-03: Completed his third year at North Dakota (WCHA), posting 2-6-8 and 49 PIM in 26 games…Also named to WCHA Third All Star Team his junior season…2001-02: Appeared in 34 games for North Dakota, finishing with 4-5-9 for the second straight season…2000-01: Played in 2001 NCAA Championship Game and WCHA Championship Game as a freshman…Finished with 4-5-9 in 44 games.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2001: Played for Team USA at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow and Podolsk, Russia…Recorded two assists in seven games.

PERSONAL
Most memorable hockey moment was his first NHL game…Favorite book is It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, the Autobiography of Lance Armstrong…Returns to Colorado Springs during the offseason…First job was as a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant…Studied communications in college…Lists “Seinfeld” as his favorite TV show and “Anchorman” as his favorite movie…Married to wife, Maggie.
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