New Jersey Devils trade for Oilers Taylor Hall
In breaking news today, the New Jersey Devils have traded for the Edmonton Oilers’ 2010 1st overall pick in LW Taylor Hall. With the trade, the Devils have instantly bolstered their struggling offense and will turn to Hall to bring a new level of offensive threat to their top line. Hall was a stalwart with the Oilers last year as he scored 26 goals adding 39 assists for a team that simply could not shore up the blue line. Taylor is still only 24 years old and brings him with 6 years of NHL experience. He’ll look to mesh with top line center Adam Henrique to bring the Devils to the next level and make the playoffs in an already extremely competitive Metropolitan Division sporting the Stanley Cup winning Penguins.
The Oilers get the Devils’ young defenseman Adam Larsson in the deal. The 23-year-old Swede was considered to be a top-2 blueliner and will help the Oilers with the obvious lack on the back end. Larsson played all 82 games last year for the Devils amassing 3 goals and 15 assists with a +15 rating.
Both teams have addressed needs with this trade before the July 1st free agent frenzy.