Following the 2015-16 season, Devils GM Ray Shero orchestrated a blockbuster deal that brought Taylor Hall from Edmonton to New Jersey, filling a much-needed playmaking role. Hallsy used his great speed and unique skill-set to become the Devils team-leader in assists (33) and was the co-leader in total points (53pts, tied with Kyle Palmieri). The 25-year-old left winger accomplished all of these feats, despite missing 10 games after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Taylor Hall's presence on the ice created an immediate impact for New Jersey. The attention that Hall drew from opposing teams opened up scoring opportunities for his teammates, which proved to be one of his greatest assets. Hallsy used his talents and creativity to generate scoring chances for his linemates, Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri (who led the Devils with 26 goals). Check out our Top Five Hall Passes during the 2016-17 season.
5. Phun in Philly
Video: NJD@PHI: Hall sets up Wood for second goal of game
Hallsy registered at least a point in four of five games vs. the Flyers this season, including this apple to Miles Wood during the Devils 4-1 win over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.
4. Into the Palms of his Hands
Video: NJD@BOS: Palmieri buries Hall's feed on odd-man rush
An odd-man rush featuring Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri is a scary sight for any goaltender...Anton Khudobin will vouch for that.
3. One Hall of a Play
Video: PIT@NJD: Parenteau finishes Hall's gorgeous play
A combination of speed, stick-handling, vision and accuracy was all on display during this perfect Hallsy set-up for PA Parenteau.
2. Taylor Made
Hall used the eyes in the back of his head to locate Palms with a beauty of a backhander that led to this goal vs. the Pens.
1. More Sauce Please!
Video: PHI@NJD: Moore buries Hall's perfect dish for OT win
A perfectly-placed saucer pass served up to John Moore was a highlight-reel play and sent the Flyers back to Philly with an L.
Do you agree with our top five or did your favorite Taylor Hall assist miss the list?