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|Taylor Hall (ice hockey b. 1991)|
| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
|NHL Team||Edmonton Oilers|
|Born|| November 14 1991,|
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Pro Career||TBA – present|
Taylor Hall (born November 14, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta is a Canadian major junior ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was the first pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.
Hall played his early minor hockey with the Properties Sports Association while growing up in Calgary. Playing bantam with the Greater Kingston Minor Midgets, he would be drafted second overall in the OHL Priority Selection by the Windsor Spitfires.
He made his OHL debut in 2007-08, scoring a team-high 45 goals and adding 39 assists for 84 points, third on the team. Hall would earn both OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year honours. The next season, Hall named to represent the OHL in the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge as the only non-draft eligible player on the team. He completed the 2008–09 season improving to a team-leading 90 points in 63 games. During the first round of the subsequent playoffs, he was named OHL Player of the Week on March 23, 2009. Hall was instrumental in the Spitfires' 2009 J. Ross Robertson Cup championship and scored the game winning overtime goal in the fifth and deciding game of the Finals against the Brampton Battalion to clinch the title. In 20 post-season games, Hall recorded a playoff-leading 36 points to earn the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as playoff MVP. Hall was drafted by the KHL's Ak Bars Kazan on June 1, 2009 one of few Canadian Juniors selected in the draft.
Hall is an early favourite to be the top pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has been praised on Hockey Night in Canada by commentator Don Cherry during his "Coach's Corner" segment. He was also featured in a July 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated, profiling young athletes poised to star in their sports.
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Hall represented Canada at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships in Kazan, Russia. He was fifth in tournament scoring, with 9 points in 7 games, helping Canada to a gold medal. He returned to Canada's under-18 team to earn a second gold medal at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia.
- Won the Emms Family Award (OHL Rookie of the Year) in 2008.
- Named CHL Rookie of the Year in 2008.
- Named OHL Player of the Week on March 23, 2009.
- Won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as OHL playoff MVP in 2009.
- Won the J. Ross Robertson Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009.
- Won the Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009.
- Won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Memorial Cup MVP in 2009 with the Windsor Spitfires
Career statistics Edit
|Winner of the Emms Family Award|
| Succeeded by|
|CHL Rookie of the Year|
| Succeeded by|
|First overall pick in NHL Entry Draft|
| Succeeded by|
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