Devils trade Hall to Coyotes

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The Arizona Coyotes have officially landed Taylor Hall.

The New Jersey Devils traded the star forward to the Coyotes on Monday along with forward Blake Speers in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, a conditional third-round selection in 2021, and prospects Nick Merkley, Nate Schnarr, and Kevin Bahl.

The first-rounder is lottery protected. If Arizona lands a top-three selection in 2020, New Jersey gets the Coyotes' first-rounder the following year.

The third-round pick becomes a second-round selection if Arizona wins a playoff round or if Hall re-signs with the Coyotes. It becomes a first-rounder if Arizona wins a playoff series and Hall re-signs with his new team.

New Jersey is retaining 50% of Hall's contract, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. The two clubs will split his $6-million cap hit, according to CapFriendly.

Hall will likely test the free-agent market this summer, but his agent, Darren Ferris, will listen to extension options if the Coyotes present them, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

New Jersey held Hall out of its last two games amid the possibility of a trade. The 2018 Hart Trophy winner is a pending unrestricted free agent.

It's the second time Hall has been traded in nearly three-and-a-half years. The Edmonton Oilers sent him to the Devils in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson in June 2016.

Devils trade Hall to Coyotes
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