Don Hall
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Johnstown Jets
Rochester Americans
Toledo Mercurys
Born April 2 1930 (1930-04-02) (age 89),
Toronto, ON
Pro Career 1950 – 1962

Don Hall (born April 2, 1930) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who spent the majority of his career with the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League.

Don Hall signed with the Johnstown Jets, a Montreal Canadiens farm team[1] in 1951. Upon signing, Hall agreed to sign a "C-form", which allowed for the Canadiens to own Hall's rights as a professional hockey player. During Hall's rookie season, he played against future hockey Hall of Fame forward Maurice Richard in an exhibition game on November 20, 1951 in front of 1,638 fans at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.[1] Although Hall did not score that night, Richard would go on to score six goals against Ivan Walmsley, who was considered to be the Jets' standout goaltender at the time.

Hall would go on to have an 11 year career with the Jets. His 248 career goals with the Jets is the second-highest total in team history. His career total ties him with Reg Kent, who started his career with the Jets in 1965. Dick Roberge, who currently holds the minor league goal scoring record with 756 career goals, scored 753 goals as a member of the Johnstown Jets from 1954 until 1972.

After retiring in 1962, Hall would go on to coach an EHL All-Star team that would tour the former Soviet Union. In Hall's words, their team would get "creamed" and didn't win a game until they reached the former Czechoslovakia. "They sent their best teams," Hall remarked, "and they didn't lay down for anybody."[2]

Although Hall retired in 1962 after 11 seasons with the Johnstown Jets, Hall's number 9 was retired by the Johnstown Chiefs during the 1990-91 season. A banner commemorating this retirement currently hangs in the Cambria Country War Memorial Arena.[3]

Hall currently resides in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.



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