Hall signs one-year, $8 million contract with Sabres


Taylor Hall signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

The forward, who turns 29 on Nov. 14, scored 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) in 65 games with the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils last season, including 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 35 games after he was traded to Arizona on Dec. 16. He scored six points (two goals, four assists) in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Hall won the Hart Trophy voted as NHL MVP in 2017-18 when he ranked sixth in the League with a career-high 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) in 76 games to help the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance since 2012.

Selected with the No. 1 pick of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Hall scored 328 points (132 goals, 196 assists) in 381 games in six seasons with the Oilers but never reached the postseason with them. He was traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for defenseman Adam Larsson on June 29, 2016, and scored 208 points (76 goals, 132 assists) in 211 games in four seasons with the Devils.

Hall has scored 563 points (218 goals, 345 assists) in 627 NHL games and 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 14 NHL postseason games.

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