Lengthy Point Streak Has Devils’ Taylor Hall in Hart Trophy Contention


Taylor Hall pic

Taylor Hall
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Andrew “Drew” Horun is a graduate of New Jersey’s Phillipsburg High School where he was a member of its wrestling team. A competitive spirit, in his free time Andrew Horun now volunteers as a wrestling coach and also enjoys watching his favorite professional sports teams, including the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

The Devils held a wild card playoff position as of February 21 with a record of 31-21-8. The catalyst for the team’s success has been winger Taylor Hall, who as of that same date had been riding an 18-game point streak dating back to January 2. He missed the entire second period in a recent game against the Philadelphia Flyers, but returned in the third period to score the game-tying goal and, later in the week, scored the overtime winner in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Hall recorded 53 points in 72 games in his first year with the Devils last season after six years in Edmonton. This season, the 26 year old has 63 points through 55 games and is easily the team leader in that regard, as no other Devil has more than 40 points. He’s also 15th in league scoring and has begun to earn consideration for the Hart Trophy, which is given each year to the NHL’s standout player.