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David Hale

David Hale  #36

Defenseman
NUMBER: 36 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Colorado Springs, CO, United States
WEIGHT: 222 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)
USHL First All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Calgary by New Jersey with New Jersey's 5th round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Jean-Simon Allard) in 2007 Entry Draft for Calgary's 3rd round choice (Nick Palmieri) in 2007 Entry 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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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final