Despite his young age, Taylor Hall had no problem signing a contract extension that will keep him with the Edmonton Oilers into the next decade.
"I'm only 20 years old. I think [the contract] just shows the commitment that I have here. When they said seven years I didn't blink," Hall said on the Oilers' website Wednesday -- not long after agreeing to a seven-year contract extension worth $42 million. "I'm comfortable being here for that long, and I think by that time, hopefully we're a perennial threat. That's my main goal, and that's my mindset when I signed the deal, is that that's going to happen."
Hall, who still has one year remaining on his entry-level deal, is locked up through the 2019-20 season. He becomes the highest-paid player on the team with an average annual value of $6 million.