Taylor Hall’s free agency focus is on finding stable, winning situation

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The Arizona Coyotes‘ season is over, which means the off-season storylines surrounding Taylor Hall‘s future have begun.

Hall, who was acquired from the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 16, will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. When he hits the market, he’ll prioritize two major criteria when making his decision on where to sign.

“His focus is far more on finding a stable, winning situation where he fits in well,” said Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “With it being such unusual times around COVID-19, and I think with Hall playing 10 seasons now as an NHL player and only being in the playoffs for two of them, he’s looking to find a winning place to land, maybe more than a place that might fill his bank account up most.”

The 28-year-old recorded two goals and four assists in nine playoff games with the Coyotes, who eliminated the Nashville Predators in the qualifying round before they were knocked out by the Colorado Avalanche in five games.

In 65 regular-season games with the Coyotes and Devils this year, Hall registered 16 goals and 36 assists.


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