Nashville, Tenn. (September 8, 2005) - Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed restricted free-agent forward Adam Hall. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hall, 25 (8/14/80), captured the Mestis title (Finland-2) with KalPa Kuopio in 2004-05 and tied for second in goals (23), tied for fourth in scoring (23g-17a-40pts) and ranked 11th in plus/minus rating (+22) in the league. The 6-3, 208-pound native of Kalamazoo, Michigan also skated in seven games and notched one goal with Team USA at the 2005 World Championships.
Hall registered NHL career-highs in assists (14) and penalty minutes (37) and tied a career-high in games played (79) with the Predators in 2003-04. He also posted a career-high in average ice time (16:14), which was over two minutes more per game than his previous career-best (14:09 in 2002-03). Hall scored Nashville's first-ever playoff goal on April 7, 2004 at Detroit and tied for the team lead in goals (2) and points (3) in the Predators' Western Conference Quarterfinals series vs. the Red Wings.
Hall has 56 points (29g-27a) in 159 career NHL games with the Predators. He was originally Nashville's third choice, 52nd overall (second round), in the 1999 Entry Draft.