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Hal Gill
Hal Gill
Defenseman
Number: 2
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 243
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 6, 1975
Birthplace: Concord, MA, United States
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Acquired: Acquired from Toronto on Feb. 27, 2008, for a 2008 second-round draft choice and a 2009 fifth-round draft choice.
Drafted: BOS / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 8th (207th overall)
2007-08:  Splitting the season between Toronto and Pittsburgh, towering defenseman set career highs in points (24) and assists (21) … Acquired by Penguins on Feb. 26, 2008 for two draft picks … Recorded first assist as a Penguin March 6 vs. Florida and first goal and first multiple point game March 16 vs. Philadelphia … With Toronto, notched 100th career assist on Dec. 6 vs. NY Rangers … Ranked 17th in NHL with 143 blocked shots … In playoffs, was even or better in 15 of 20 games.

NHL CAREER: 10-year veteran has played 789 games with Boston, Toronto and Penguins … Made NHL debut with Boston in 1997-98 and played eight full seasons with Bruins … Best statistical season with Boston was 2001-02 when he had four goals, 18 assists, 22 points … Signed with Toronto as free agent in 2006-07 and set career high with six goals … Closing on in 800 career NHL games.

INTERNATIONAL:  Represented U.S. at World Championships in 2000, 2001 2004 and 2005. Won a bronze medal in 2004 … Played 31 games for Lukko Rauma in Finland during NHL lockout on 2004-05, registering 10 points and 110 penalty minutes in 31 games.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons at ProvidenceCollege from 1993-97, recording 45 points (12+33) in 131 games … Won Hockey East championship with Providence in 1995-96.

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