Taylor Hall will be part of the rebuild in Chicago.
The Boston Bruins had an agreement in place to trade Hall to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday according to multiple NHL insiders.
Full trade, per sources:
To #NHLBruins: Rights to RFAs Ian Mitchell and Alec Regula.
To #Blackhawks: Taylor Hall, rights to UFA Nick Foligno.
No salary retained by Boston, this represents a pure salary dump to clear $6 million off Bruins’ books.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 26, 2023
Taylor Hall will be going to CHI
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 26, 2023
Hall had a 16-team no-trade list, because Chicago was not on that list, Boston could complete the deal without his approval.
It’s a cap-dump move for the Bruins, with Hall set to make $6 million each of the next two seasons. No salary is retained as part of the deal.
For Hall it’s his sixth NHL team, and he’ll likely play this season in Chicago with presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2023 NHL Draft Connor Bedard.
The 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner, Hall scored 16 goals and 36 points in 61 games with the Bruins this past season, his third with the Bruins.