April 8, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Former Michigan State hockey standout Adam Hall (1999-2002) has been added to the United States roster for the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, USA Hockey announced today. Hall will join former Spartans John-Michael Liles (2000-03) and Mike York (1996-99) in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria, April 30-May 15.
The 2005 season marks Hall's third straight trip to the World Championships. He won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2004 World Championships, after playing in nine games and picking up two assists. At the 2003 World Championships, he totaled four points (three goals, one assists) in six games to rank as the team's fourth-leading scorer.
Hall spent the 2004-05 season with KalPa of the Finnish National League, posting 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points in 36 games. He spent the 2003-04 season with the Nashville Predators, adding 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in 79 games. He scored the first playoff goal in franchise history, tallying a goal just 16 seconds into game one of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Detroit.
As a rookie with Nashville in 2002-03, the Kalamazoo, Mich., native picked up 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) in 79 games. He was participated in the 2003 Topps/NHL Youngstars game in Sunrise, Fla., as part of the NHL All-Star Weekend.
During his four-year Spartan career, he played in 159 career games picking up 126 points (79 goals, 47 assists) and 190 penalty minutes. Hall served as MSU's captain in 2001-02 and was selected to the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 1999 and the All-CCHA Second Team in 2000. He earned CCHA All-Academic First-Team honors in 2002 and CCHA All-Academic Honorable Mention status in 2001.
He also gained international experience, participating in the 1999 and 2000 World Junior Championships, serving as the team captain in 2000. Prior to his arrival at MSU, he skated for the U.S. National Development program in 1997-98.
The United States begins play in the 16-nation 2005 IIHF Men's World Championship on May 1 in Innsbruck against Slovenia.
For a third straight year, former Spartan Adam Hall will skate for Team USA at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.