On the eve of the Edmonton Oilers’ development camp, Steve Tambellini and co. made their relationship with 1st overall pick Taylor Hall official. The 18-year old signed a three-year entry level contract with the Oilers worth $900,000 per season.
Hall’s deal could reportedly fetch him as high $3.75 million per year based on performance bonuses. Hall is presently a good bet to crack the Oilers’ roster for 2010-11, especially given the minor overhaul management laid upon the club last week.
In an unrelated move, the Oilers lured Edmonton Eskimo’s athletic therapist T.D. Forss away from the CFL to join the city’s NHL club for next season. Forss spent seven years with the CFL’s Eskimos, but is more than familiar with hockey having spent two seasons working with the Calgary Flames and working two separate stints with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs.