Midway through the final period of the final game, the NHL announced three options to fans to vote for MVP. One was Johnny Gaudreau, one was Roberto Luongo and one was Taylor Hall.
Hall was glad that in the end it was the write-in candidate that was victorious: John Scott.
“We were all really happy for him and pulling for him. For him to have his family here, his wife and to win MVP. I think they can use that car. Just a great experience,” Hall stated.
The Oilers winger felt that the entire experience was one to remember and in the end the tournament format lent itself to quite a bit of competitive hockey.
“It was a ton of fun. The city of Nashville, their fans were awesome. Just being around the guys and being able to experience the whole all-star event was a whole lot of fun. And to win to top it off is great.
“I thought we were trying pretty hard. We managed to get a few breakaways and two-on-ones. The goalies played huge. It was great to see John Scott score a couple goals and chip in.”
When asked what he'll remember most from his first NHL All-Star Weekend as a participant, Hall didn't hesitate.
“The win. John Scott winning MVP, being around him for the weekend and seeing what that was like. My first all-star game, I don’t think you can ever forget that.”