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NHL Prospect Profile: Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall (LW) – Windsor Spitfires
Hometown – Kingston, ON  
D.O.B. – Nov. 14, 1991 Weight – 185
Height – 6.01 
Shoots – L  
NHL Central Scouting Rank – 2

Selected in the 1st round, 2nd overall by Windsor in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, Taylor Hall shared the OHL scoring title with Tyler Seguin with 106 points.  Hall scored 40 goals and 66 assists in just 57 games.  Hall also led the OHL in playoff scoring for the second straight season recording 35 points in 19 games to lead the Spitfires to a second consecutive Robertson Cup title.  Hall then went on to lead the MasterCard Memorial Cup in scoring with nine points in four games to win the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as Top Scorer while capturing a record second straight Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as Tournament MVP as the Spitfires became just the eighth team in CHL history to win back-to-back titles. 

Hall captained Team Cherry and was named Player of the Game at the 2010 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.  He also competed in the 2010 OHL All-Star Classic for the Western Conference All-Stars and appeared in the SUBWAY Super Series for Team OHL before winning silver with Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

Capturing CHL Rookie of the Year honours following the 2007-08 season, Hall was recognized this year by Western Conference Coaches as being the Best Skater and being the Most Dangerous in the Goal Area.  Hall also captured All Weather Windows OHL Player of the Month honours for October and was twice named the CHL Player of the Week. 

Internationally he has also won two gold medals for Canada at the 2008 World Under-18 Hockey Championships and and at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament.  Hall also won gold with Team Ontario at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

“When you talk about Hall, you talk about quickness, acceleration and hands," Director of NHL Central Scouting E.J McGuire told nhl.com.  "Easily and arguably, could have actually been our No. 1 pick overall. Taylor has done it all; he’s the reigning MVP of the Memorial Cup tournament and has played on two medal-winning world championship teams.”

Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2009-10 Regular Season Windsor Spitfires 57 40 66 106 46 56
2008-09 Regular Season Windsor Spitfires 63 38 52 90 29 60
2007-08 Regular Season Windsor Spitfires 63 45 39 84 40 22
  TOTALS 183 123 157 280 115 138
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2010 Playoffs Windsor Spitfires 19 17 18 35 16 32
2009 Playoffs Windsor Spitfires 20 16 20 36 15 12
2008 Playoffs Windsor Spitfires 5 2 3 5 -6 2
  TOTALS 44 35 41 76 25 46

Click here to learn more about Taylor Hall on his NHL prospect profile card.

Click here to watch a video feature about Taylor Hall courtesy of Rogers TV.

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 25-26 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. 

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