|David Joseph Maley
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 4.24.63 Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
|How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens for Devils' 3rd round pick in the 1987 E.D.,
How he left: Traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Troy Mallette, 1.12.92
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Maley knew how to get his nose dirty over the years. He provided offense when he could, but he was best known for
being an energy player. (I shouldn't even use that phrase to reflect the time he played in, but he WAS an energy player
before the phrase "energy player" was cool to use.)
About his role, he said probably one of my favorite quotes all time, one I used as my quote in my senior yearbook: "I
think the biggest thing about fighting in the NHL is not whether you win or lose, it's just that you show up."
He was more than just "step out on the ice, drop the gloves," though. I don't mean the aforementioned offense, either,
although that's true. In his last couple seasons with the Devils, he played more center than he did left wing, and with the
move, he was a regular on the checking line with Pat Conacher and Doug Brown flanking his wings.
He didn't play that long with the Oilers, nor did he with the San Jose Sharks and the New York Islanders, although he
did take a liking to the Bay Area. After a year off from hockey, he played for the San Francisco Spiders of the IHL
before retiring for good in 1996. He also opened a roller rink complex in the San Jose area called Rollin' Ice. The
venue is largely used for roller hockey leagues, both youth and adult.
He attempted a comeback in 99-00 when he signed a minor league deal with the Devils. He played the entire season
with Albany, scoring 15 points and amassing 52 PIMs.
Besides running Rollin' Ice, Maley also serves as a broadcaster for the Sharks' radio team, working as a pregame
analyst, intermission reporter, and color commentator, the latter duty shared with Bret Hedican. He had also filled in for
Jamie Baker on occasion for the TV crew, and once in a while, he had joined Baker and PBP man Randy Hahn to
make a 3-man team. Those TV duties went to Hedican in recent years.
heh Still showing up after all these years.
|Entry Draft: 1982 Second Round Pick (33rd overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise