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Sabres sign Taylor Hall to 1-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Taylor Hall to a one-year contract worth $8 million, the team announced Sunday. The 28-year-old tallied 52 points (16+36) in 65 games with New Jersey and Arizona last season.

Since entering the league in 2010-11, Hall ranks 23rd among NHL players in points (563) and 32nd in goals (218). His average of 1.05 points per game over the last three seasons ranks 17th.

Hall won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 2017-18, when he led New Jersey to the playoffs with career highs in goals (39), assists (54), and points (93). He has been selected to three All-Star Games during his career and was named a postseason First Team All-Star in 2018.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward was originally selected by Edmonton with the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Hall is the second former All-Star to join the Sabres at forward this offseason, following the acquisition of center Eric Staalin September.