Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired right wing Adam Hall from the Nashville Predators in exchange for center Dominic Moore.
Hall, 25, appeared in 75 games with the Nashville Predators last season, registering 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. While establishing career-highs in assists (15), points (29), power play goals (10) and penalty minutes (40), Hall tied for second on the club in game-winning goals (five) and tied for third on the team in power play goals (10) during the regular season. In the postseason, he collected one goal in five games.
In 2004-05, he captured the Mestis (Finland) Championship with KalPa Kuopio. In 36 games with the Finnish club, Hall collected 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points, along with 28 penalty minutes. Among league leaders, he tied for second in goals (23), tied for fourth in scoring with 40 points and ranked 11th in plus/minus (plus-22).
The 6-3, 210-pound forward has skated in 234 career NHL contests, all with Nashville, recording 43 goals and 42 assists for 85 points, along with 108 penalty minutes. In 11 career postseason contests with the Predators, Hall has picked up three goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes. In 2002-03, he led all NHL rookies in power play goals (eight) and ranked third in power play points (12) during the regular season. His 16 goals ranked fifth, while his 28 points placed ninth among all NHL rookies that season. During the 2004 playoffs, he tied for the team lead in goals (two) and points (three) and was tied for second on the club in plus/minus (plus-three) and shots on goal (13).
A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Hall was originally drafted by Nashville in the second round, 52nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Moore, 25, appeared in all 82 games for the Rangers last season, tallying nine goals and nine assists, along with 28 penalty minutes. Following the trade to Nashville, the Predators sent Moore and Libor Pivko to Pittsburgh in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.