Taylor Hall and Edmonton Oilers agree on a seven-year contract extension
Taylor Hall, center, with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, was the first pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2010 NHL National Hockey League draft. (AP / Reed Saxon)
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:11PM EDT
EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers have locked up forward Taylor Hall with a seven-year contract extension.
The Oilers say the contract is worth an average of $6 million per season.
The club announced the deal Wednesday on its Twitter account.
Hall was the Oilers' first overall pick in 2010 and has since become a key fixture on the team's youthful top line alongside fellow first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. Hall finished with 27 goals and 26 assists in 61 games before his season was cut short due to a shoulder injury.
Those numbers were slightly up from his rookie campaign when he had 22 goals and 20 assists in 65 games in another injury-shortened season