Hall agreed to terms on a four-year, $24 million contract with the Bruins on Thursday, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. Hall saw his 2020-21 campaign revived by a move to Boston after scoring just two goals in 37 games for the Sabres. With the Bruins, the 29-year-old winger grabbed eight goals in 16 regular-season contests, adding another three goals in 11 playoff clashes. The Calgary native figures to be a lock for the second line and No. 1 power-play unit with Boston, where he should provide plenty of fantasy value.
The Bruins and Hall are progressing toward a contract extension for the winger, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports. After a forgettable tenure with the Sabres last season, Hall was traded to Boston where he finished strong, notching eight goals and 14 points over 16 regular season games. The 29-year-old ended up being a great fit with the Bruins, helping stabilize the team's second line in the process. Ideally, Boston will be able to retain the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft on team-friendly terms, while also re-signing playmaking center David Krejci, who meshed well with Hall down the stretch last season.
Hall was not protected ahead of Wednesday's Expansion Draft. This news doesn't come as much of a surprise given that Hall is set to become an unrestricted free agent this week. If Boston doesn't have the inside track on signing him, there'd be no reason to protect the 29-year-old. Hall managed 33 points in 53 games last season split between Buffalo and Boston.
Hall scored an empty-net goal on the power play in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 1. Hall put the icing on the cake of a dominant third period from the Bruins. The winger pumped five shots on goal Saturday. He's up to four points, 17 shots and a plus-2 rating through six playoff outings. With Craig Smith (lower body) hurt in Game 1, Hall may be called upon for more scoring during the second round.
Hall tallied a goal on two shots and had a pair of blocks in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Capitals in Game 3. Hall found the back of the net for the second straight game, going top shelf from in tight to get Boston on the board midway through the middle stanza. The former Hart Trophy winner proved to be an impactful trade-deadline acquisition down the stretch, and he's continued to produce so far in the playoffs, providing a pair of goals and 11 shots through three games.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||58||22||39||61||-1||6||1||4||39||46||162|