"I'd love to be a Bruin for a few years," Hall said Monday, per Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. "It's obviously been a bad year for me personally, and I need to play well. I need to contribute, and most of all, I want to be part of a team that wins games. I really believe we can do that here."
Boston acquired Hall from the Buffalo Sabres late Sunday night. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer after inking a one-year, $8-million deal in the offseason.
The 29-year-old also said Monday he was close to signing with the Bruins in the offseason, and the club was his No. 1 destination in a trade. He waived a full no-movement clause to make the transaction happen.
The Sabres were expected to become playoff contenders in the East with Hall's arrival, but the club sits last in the NHL, and the former MVP only managed two goals and 17 assists in 39 games.
"Confidence-wise, the team in Buffalo never got off on the right foot," Hall said, according to John Wawrow of The Associated Press.
Hall is expected to make his Bruins debut Tuesday versus the Sabres.