While Taylor Hall will be joining a new team in a new conference as a result of his trade to New Jersey on Wednesday, he will at least be reunited with a familiar face in Adam Henrique, writes Chris Ryan of NJ.com. The two played together, often on the same line with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires from 2007-2010. Hall and Henrique will likely get to play together again with the Devils on a new look top line next season.
More from the Metropolitan Division:
- The Penguins are still waiting to hear back whether or not C Matt Cullen will be re-signing them, according to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh hasn’t given him a deadline to make his decision. Cullen is ranked 38th on our Top 50 UFA list.
- Ownership of the New York Islanders officially changed hands yesterday as Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky took over from Charles Wang, who retains a minority ownership in the team. Despite the change in team control, the team will not be making any changes behind the bench or in management, writes Arthur Staple of Newsday. The new owners aren’t wasting any time either as Malkin spoke to Andrew Ladd during his visit on Thursday in the free agent interview period. Ladd quickly signed with the Isles on Friday, inking a seven year, $38.5MM deal.