Taylor Hall played his cards right at the trade deadline. He used his no move clause to his advantage and landed on a team he wanted to be with. Now, he and the Boston Bruins have worked out a new deal.
Today, the Bruins announced a 4 year contract for Hall with an AAV of $6 million.
Bruins sign Taylor Hall
The former Hart Trophy winner played 16 games for the Bruins last season and recorded 14 points. Hall, 29, notched an additional 5 points in 11 playoff contests.
“The Bruins are excited that Taylor wanted to remain a Boston Bruin and we are thrilled to have signed him to a multi-year contract,” GM Don Sweeney said in a statement. “He is an impact player that brings speed, scoring, skill and two-way commitment to our lineup. He fit seamlessly into our locker room and will be an integral part of our organization’s goal to compete for the Stanley Cup.”
Hall was the league MVP for the 2017-18 season after posting career-high totals in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93) while leading the New Jersey Devils to their first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2012.
He has collected 596 points (228 goals, 368 assists) in 680 career games with the Oilers (2010-16), Devils (2016-19), Arizona Coyotes (2019-20), Sabres and Bruins since being selected by Edmonton with the first overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.
This is a similar discount to what Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gave the Oilers. It’s unlikely to be used in other contract negotiations.
At the end of the season, Hall met with the media and said that he sees a fit and hoped the Bruins felt the same. “I’m not looking to absolutely maximize my value at this point in my career,” as he eluded to a hometown discount. “I’ve been fortunate enough to make some good money in this league, and at this point, it’s more of a fit for me than maybe money, or long-term thing. You want to find a home for the next few years here.”