The Philadelphia Flyers have claimed forward Adam Hall off of waivers from Tampa Bay, a day after being traded back to Tampa from Carolina.
A second round selection of the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Hall has played for the New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins in addition to the Predators.
He played his first NHL game for the Nashville Predators in 2001–02 after graduating from Michigan State. He scored 16 goals and 12 assists in 2002–03, his rookie season. After four seasons with the Predators, he was dealt to the New York Rangers in exchange for Dominic Moore prior to the 2006–07 NHL season. Hall played only half a season on Broadway, and was dealt to the Minnesota Wild forPascal Dupuis in February 2007.
On October 1, 2007 he signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins and contributed during the Penguins run to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. where they lost in six games to the Detroit Red Wings. He left the Penguins following the season, signing a three-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $1.8-million.Hall spent most of the 2009/2010 season with the Lightning’s AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Under Guy Boucher, Hall played in all 82 games with the Lightning last season, recording seven goals and 18 points. He led the Lightning in face-off percentage with 55 percent and ranked fourth overall with 360 face-offs won. Hall also led the team with 152 hits and was third among forwards with 59 blocked shots. He was Tampa Bay’s nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy after battling his way back to the NHL in 2010-11. He was one of four Bolts to play in all 82 games. The 30-year-old veteran also played in all 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Lightning as they made it to within one game of the Stanley Cup Final. He recorded a goal and five points during the postseason. On the 29th of June, Hall was re-signed to a one-year, one-way contract.
Not a prolific goal scorer like former teammate Steven Stamkos, Hall has registered only 65 goals and 147 points in 585 matches. In twenty games this season, Hall has failed to record a goal, so he will most likely stick on the fourth line of the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season.
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