Hall (hand) stated he is 100 percent and back to training for the upcoming season, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Despite the hand injury, Hall still managed to rack up 93 points and walk away with the Hart Trophy for his dominance last season. Since joining the Devils, the winger is averaging .99 points per game and should continue to lead the club in scoring next year. Fantasy owners have little reason to doubt the 25-year-old will once again challenge for 40 goals and 100 points during the 2018-19 campaign.
Hall has been voted the Hart Trophy recipient, awarded for the NHL's Most Valuable Player, for the 2017-18 season, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Hall had never sniffed the finalists of this award int he past, previously topping out at 80 points during the 2013-14 season. Although he only finished sixth overall in points, the voters deemed him the most worthy candidate in a slight edge over Nathan MacKinnon. The star forward, still just 26 despite having eight NHL seasons under his belt, will return to New Jersey next season as the franchise takes aim at its first playoff series victory since the Devils lost in the Stanley Cup Finals during the 2011-12 season.
The Devils have disclosed that Hall underwent surgery April 30 to repair torn ligaments in his left hand, but the star winger will be ready for training camp. Hall, who is a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, played through the injury and wound up with a career-high 93 points (including 37 on the man advantage) through 76 contests, not including two goals and four assists through five games of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. He certainly won't come cheap in fantasy leagues this fall, so draft accordingly.
Hall was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Friday, NHL.com reports. It's no surprise that Hall is a serious contender to be the "player judged most valuable to his team." Hall had career bests in goals (39) and points (93), and he solidified himself in the race with a 26-game point streak that spanned Jan. 2 to March 6 and included 18 goals and 20 helpers. Most importantly, he helped lead the Devils to their first Stanley Cup playoffs since the 2011-12 campaign, and Hall had limited help around him with rookie Nico Hischier's 52 points as second most on the team. Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the other finalists,
Hall was held without a point Saturday in the Devils' 3-1, Game 5 loss to the Lightning. It was the second time in the five-game series that Hall had been held without a point. He had three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots as his team was eliminated from the postseason.
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