Unless you've been living under a rock through the Devils' first 24 games, you're already well aware the team has embraced its new identity. Since John Hynes and Ray Shero were introduced as New Jersey's head coach and general manager, the duo has pledged to put a team on the ice that was "fast, supportive and attacking." That's definitely been the case this season.
The Devils are more than a quarter of the way through their 2017-18 campaign and it's no secret that they are exceeding expectations. The club is currently ranked in the top 10 in the NHL in points (tie-7th), goals (8th) and goals per game (10th). How did the Devils vastly improve their offense after finishing last season ranked 28th in goals scored (183)? For one big reason, look no further than at the emergence of second-year Devil Taylor Hall, who has flourished in the team's up-tempo system.
Since joining the Devils, Hall has been New Jersey's best offensive player. In 96 games, he has scored 79 points (28g-51a). The Kingston, ON, native has already racked up of seven multi-point games, 26 points (8g-18a) and is averaging 1.08 points per game, which is tied for 19th in the NHL. In his last two games, Hall tallied 2g-3a and stands alone as New Jersey's assists leader.
As the Devils looks to remain hot and keep pace in the Metropolitan Division, an offense that is "Taylor made" will continue to be an integral part of the club's success.
Check out some of Hall's best work from the month of November, during which he totaled 13 points (5g-8a) in 14 games.
Video: NJD@DET: Hall goes five-hole for power-play strike
Video: VAN@NJD: Hall picks the corner with wicked wrister
Video: VAN@NJD: Hall lays out Boeser with a big check
Video: NJD@CHI: Hall goes five-hole to earn 400th NHL point
Video: NJD@EDM: Hall pots first goal against former team
Video: NJD@CGY: Hall buries Hischier's rebound in front