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Bruins Make It Official, Sign Taylor Hall For Four Years, $24 Million



Taylor Hall

Eleven years ago, Taylor Hall was almost a Boston Bruin but was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers right before the Bruins took Tyler Seguin second overall. Now Hall, 29, is a Bruin for at least the next four years, barring a trade or retirement.

After numerous reports throughout the week that the Boston Bruins and winger Taylor Hall were closing in on a contract extension, the Boston Bruins finally made it official. Just under two hours before the start of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Bruins announced that they had indeed signed the top pick overall from the 2010 NHL Draft to the reported four-year, $24 million contract.

Here’s a look at the Bruins’ salary cap situation after signing Hall:



Hall also received a full no-movement clause in the first year of his new contract and has partial control throughout the remaining three years.


Just prior to the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, the Bruins acquired Taylor Hall from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Anders Bjork and a 2021 second round draft pick. Hall immediately clicked with center David Krejci and after scoring just two goals in 37 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Hall caught fire and finished the season with eight goals and 14 points in 16 games (with a 16.7% shooting percentage). Hall had three goals and two assists in 11 games during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Even before the playoffs began for the Bruins back in May, Taylor Hall was emphatic that he wanted to remain with the Bruins not test the free agent market that begins on July 28.

“It’s been 16 games [and] it’s probably been some of the most enjoyable hockey I’ve ever played in my career,” Hall said back on May 12. “And I really hope that there’s more to come. I know the Bruins’ history and just the aura around the team has been a lot of fun to play for. I love my time here, the city is amazing just walking around and the energy in this area for the team, just in general, has been really fun to be a part of.”

The Bruins expressed mutual interest as well.

“As far as Taylor goes, we’re going to continue to see how things go with the playoffs here. I think we’d like to try and get something done, but that remains to be seen. But it is our hope [to extend the player],” team President Cam Neely said the following day.

Hall has 228 goals and 596 points in 680 NHL games and will now get the chance to add to that resume as a Boston Bruin.



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