Taylor Hall Humble After Earning Highest Rookie Contract In Oilers History

By , July 6, 2010 9:51 am
Taylor Hall signs 3-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall signs 3-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers

As everyone in Edmonton now knows, Taylor Hall signed with the Oilers yesterday. The contract is patterned after that of John Tavares. It is a 3-year (standard) deal worth $900,000 base salary, with a $90,000 signing bonus (maximum allowable) as well as $2.85M in potential performance bonuses for a cap-hit of $3.75M. This is the highest rookie contract in Oilers history.

Hall isn’t letting it go to his head at all though. “I haven’t done anything yet. I’m not even on the team yet,” said Hall. “It’s tough for the first pick overall. You don’t know anyone on the team yet you’re coming in as such a high-touted player. I’m just going to try and fit in. Be humble, and be ready.”

Hall told reporters “This is a big step. It just shows I have this part out of the way and that I can get focused on hockey. I want to make a big impact at training camp. To be honest, it’s been pretty hectic. Eventually, I’m going to have to get back to Continue reading 'Taylor Hall Humble After Earning Highest Rookie Contract In Oilers History'»

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