(EDMONTON, AB) -GM Steve Tambellini announces the Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Taylor Hall on a new seven-year contract extension with an average annual value of $6 million.
In an article for edmontonoilers.com, Ryan Dittrick indicated that Tambellini was intent on locking up the 21 year-old Hall. The core of the Oilers was a priority for the GM even with the spectre of another lockout by the league.
Given the uncertainly of the on-going labour dispute between the NHL and NHLPA, Hall doesn’t want the season (or, at least the start of it) and the progress he’s made go to waste. Considering the Oilers should be on the upswing this year, with Hall, Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and now Nail Yakupov getting all the attention, he and others all have the itch to get back into game action.