Taylor Hall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, is still in his entry-level contract like Nugent-Hopkins but reportedly wasn’t eligible to join the Barons because he was on injured reserve.
Hall wasn’t assigned to Oklahoma City before the lockout. But now there’s speculation once Hall completes his rehabilitation following shoulder surgery he might be eligible to play for the Barons.
“There is a possibility but it hasn’t been discussed with the (Edmonton) organization, yet,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “It could be a possibility. Who knows what’s going to happen? It’s a different situation. We’re just moving forward business as usual. He still has to be cleared.”
Hall, a left winger, has scored 49 goals in 126 games the past two years with Edmonton.