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Taylor Hall (ice hockey b. 1991)
Taylorhall
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 14 1991 (1991-11-14) (age 25),
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.

Playing careerEdit

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.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2008 Slovakia
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold 2008 Russia

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.


AwardsEdit

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Windsor SpitfiresOHL634539842252352
2008–09Windsor SpitfiresOHL63385290602016203612
2008–09Windsor SpitfiresOHL574066106561917183532
OHL totals 183 123 157 290 138 44 35 41 76 46


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Preceded by
Patrick Kane
Winner of the Emms Family Award
2007–08
Succeeded by
Evgeni Grachev
Preceded by
Patrick Kane
CHL Rookie of the Year
2007–08
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
John Tavares
First overall pick in NHL Entry Draft
2010
Succeeded by
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins



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