Taylor Hall
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Taylor Hall

Hometown:

Kingston Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-11-14

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

1st round (1st overall), 2010

Weight:

178 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Taylor Hall was selected second overall by the Windsor Spitfires in the 2007 OHL Priority.  Hall played for the Greater Kingston Minor Midgets in 2006-07.

2007-08: Hall's rookie season in the OHL was a successful one.  He tallied 45 goals and added 39 assists for 84 points in 63 games for the Windsor Spitfires.  He won the Emms Family Award as the OHL Rookie of the Year in 2008.  Hall also won gold three times in 2007-08, as a member of Team Ontario at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge; as a member of Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World U-18 Championships; and as a member of the Team Canada squad at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

2008-09: Hall continued his excellent play for the Windsor Spitfires.  He finished sixth in scoring in the OHL, netting 38 goals and adding 52 assists for 90 points in 63 games.  Hall took his game to another level in the post-season, leading the Spitfires to both the OHL championship and Memorial Cup championship.  Hall was named the OHL Playoff MVP and the Memorial Cup MVP for his efforts.  He scored 16 post-season goals and added 20 assists for 36 points in 20 post season contests.  Hall played for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Challenge in November of 2008.  Hall was drafted by Ak Bars Kazan in the 2009 KHL Draft.

2009-10: In 57 games for the Spitfires, Hall scored 40 goals and added 66 assists for 106 points, a point total that put him in a tie for first overall in OHL scoring with Tyler Seguin.  Hall followed up his excellent regular season showing by leading the OHL in scoring in the OHL playoffs.  He netted 17 goals and added 18 assists for 35 points in 19 games, helping to lead the Spitfires to a potential second consecutive Memorial Cup.  Hall played for Team Canada at the 2010 Under-20 WJC, earning a silver medal at that tournament.  He scored 6 goals and added 6 assists for 12 points in that tournament, helping him land a berth on the WJC All-Star Team.  Hall played for Team Cherry at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game, picking up an assist in his team's 4-2 victory.  Hall was named Team Cherry's Player of the Game.

 

Talent Analysis

A great combination of skill, desire and leadership.  Hall is the top offensive talent in his draft class, but there is more to his game than simply stats.  He does not shy away from the battles in the corners, and he has proven his leadership ability by leading the Windsor Spitfires to two consecutive Memorial Cup championships (and twice being named the MVP of that tournament).

 

Taylor Hall named AHL Player of the Week

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Taylor Hall - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Despite the NHL lockout, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall is in action this season with that team's AHL farm club, the Oklahoma City Barons (courtesy of Terry Lee/Icon SMI)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Oklahoma City Barons left wing Taylor Hall has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25, 2012.

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