Taylor Hall officially becomes the new face of the Edmonton Oilers today at noon.
A club has called a news conference for noon today to announce they’ve signed the NHL’s 2010 first overall pick reportedly, to a three-year entry level contract.
Making an appearance at the Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League season opener last night, Hall told reporters that he expected to sign on the dotted line sometime today.
The Edmonton Journal has reported Hall will likely earn a contract similar to the one John Tavares signed with the Islanders last year after being selected first overall, some where in and around the $900,000 per year with performance bonuses.
Hall is already busy making appearances in the community. He’s expected to throw out the first pitch at Thursday’s Edmonton Capitals baseball game, a team also owned by Oilers’ owner, Darryl Katz.
Hall will also be joined by the club’s other prospects, including Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and a long list of other budding NHLers, at the Oilers’ Development Camp, which kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, in the Alberta capital.
Optimism continues to build around the team right now, though cautiously, as hope does spring eternal – on paper!
Nonetheless, welcome to E-town Taylor!
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Written by Scott Pattison
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