TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning
have signed free agent right wing Adam Hall
to a three-year contract today, owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie
“Adam bring us versatility as a defensive player and he is a character guy who will help us get back into the playoffs,” said Koules and Barrie in making the announcement. “He was very impressive this past postseason and we think he brings some intangibles that every team needs to be successful.”
Hall, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has recorded 51 goals and 108 points in 352 career games with Nashville, the New York Rangers
, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He played 17 games during Pittsburgh’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals this past season, recording three goals, one assist and eight penalty minutes.
Drafted in the second round - 52nd overall - by Nashville in 1999, Hall, 27, recorded 16 goals and 28 points as a rookie with the Predators in 2002-03. He managed 27 goals and 56 points in the next two seasons in Nashville before splitting 2006-07 between the Rangers and Minnesota. Pittsburgh signed him as a free agent prior to last season, and he recorded two goals and six points in 46 games during the regular season. In 31 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Nashville, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Hall has recorded six goals, eight points and 17 penalty minutes.
Hall captained the U.S. National Team Developmental Program’s U-18 team in 1997-98 before embarking on a four-year career at Michigan State. With the Spartans he recorded 64 goals and 126 points in 159 career games, and he served as captain his senior season. Hall was named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team (2000-01), the All-CCHA Second Team (1999-00) and the CCHA All-Rookie Team (1998-99).
Hall has represented Team USA in international competition on several occasions, including the 1999 and 2000 World Junior Championships and the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 World Championships.