According to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, Hall will make his debut on Friday versus Rosenheim. Hall spoke about his decision to play overseas, ”I’m looking forward to the opportunity. It’ll be great to play and keep that competitive edge. You have to do whatever you can, whether it’s here in Tampa or guys going back home or finding other places to train or play. Guys just need to find the best places to train.”
Hall had been informally practicing in Brandon, Florida with a small group of Lightning players.
Hall joins defenseman Victor Hedman (KHL) as the only Lightning players to play in Europe, so far.
*Adam Hall photograph courtesy of Linda Hamilton.
About the Author: WB Philp is a published hockey writer who has a built in disdain for Barry Melrose. He covered the Detroit sports teams for many years until he came to his senses and moved to the Sunshine State. He is a true puckhead on a mission from God (Gordie Howe) to make hockey relevant in the south. He lives in Hockey Bay USA and covers the Lightning full time. Did I mention he hates Barry Melrose?