Oilers forward Taylor Hall confirmed today that he will join Team Canada for the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia this May.
“It should be fun, I heard it’s a great city,” Hall said. “I had so much fun playing last year and it was a really good finish to the year that was disappointing team-wise. But I went over there and had a lot of success on the team and we won Gold and had just kind of made hockey what hockey is when you’re winning and you’re having fun like that, [I’m] so hoping for that same feeling this time.”
Last year, Team Canada made it all the way to the gold medal game, cruising to a 6-1 victory over Russia. In 10 games, Hall record seven goals and five assists for 12 points in the tournament.
It’s likely Hall will reunite with some familiar faces that graced the Canada team last year, something that he says he looks forward to.
“That’s one the best parts is seeing different guys,” he said. “Learning from different players, getting to know different coaches and different systems and obviously showing yourself to hockey Canada.”