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Hall Signs

Posted By DJ Bean On July 5, 2010 @ 3:48 pm In General | No Comments

The top overall pick in the NHL [1] draft, Taylor Hall [2], has officially signed with the Edmonton Oilers [3], and the contract comes with very few surprises as Bruins fans anticipate what their team may be paying Tyler Seguin [4].

Hall’s three year deal finds ways around the $900,000 maximum salary for an entry level deal, as has become a trend in recent years. CapGeek.com (which every hockey fan should check about 12 times a day in the offseason) has the deal including $2.85 million in performance bonuses, which swells that dinky $900,000 into a cap hit of $3.75 million. The cap hit puts Hall’s deal right on par with the pact John Tavares signed a year ago with the Islanders.

There might not be much of a dropoff in what the second pick commands in comparison to the top choice, as Hall and Seguin co-headlined the draft class with 106 points apiece in the OHL and Seguin being the top-ranked player according to NHL [5] Central Scouting.


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