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Taylor Hall (ice hockey b. 1964)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 20 1964 (1964-02-20) (age 52),
Regina, Saskatchewan
NHL Draft 116th overall, 1982
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 1983 – 1988

Taylor Hall (born February 20, 1964 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who spent parts of 5 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins.

Hall played his junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, and was selected 116th overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. By the 1983–84 season he was dominating the WHL and finished the year with 63 goals and 142 points, good for 4th in the league. He also made his NHL debut, appearing in 4 games for the Canucks and scoring his first NHL goal.

Considered one of Vancouver's top young prospects, Hall cracked the Canucks' roster out of training camp for the 1984–85 campaign and got off to a great start with 5 points in his first 7 games. However, in an October 23, 1984 game against the New York Islanders, Hall crashed heavily into a goalpost and blew out his left knee. The injury ended his season, and his career never really regained the momentum it had previously.

Hall returned for the 1985–86 season, but spent most of the year in the minors. When recalled to Vancouver, he performed well with 5 goals and 10 points in 19 games. However, by the 1986–87 season he had fallen down the team's depth chart, appearing in just 4 games, and he was released at the end of the season.

For the 1987–88 season, Hall signed with the Boston Bruins and turned in a strong 74-point effort for the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League, earning him a 7-game callup to Boston. However, it would be his final taste of NHL hockey, as he would spend most of the next season in Italy. After bouncing between Europe and the International Hockey League for a few seasons, he signed with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League, where he spent four solid seasons before retiring in 1996.

During his career, Hall appeared in 41 NHL games, recording 7 goals and 9 assists for 16 points along with 29 penalty minutes. Following his playing career Hall moved into coaching, and has coached several franchises in the CHL and WPHL.

He was the coach of the New Mexico Scorpions of the Western Professional Hockey League in 1996-97 and of the Corpus Christi IceRays from 1998-2002.

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