The Tampa Bay Lightning gained forward Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick this year from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron, the team announced Tuesday.
The move represents a return trip to Tampa Bay for Hall, who was claimed on waivers by the Hurricanes on March 16 after the Lightning placed him on the wire a day earlier. He has played 20 games with the Lightning this season, posting four assists with a plus-three rating. In six games with the Hurricanes, he had no points with a minus-two rating.
Hall, 32, has played 591 career NHL games during a career that has included time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and Nashville Predators, in addition to stints with the Lightning and Hurricanes. The native of Kalamazoo, Michigan has 65 goals and 147 points. During his Lightning career, which has included parts of four seasons, he has appeared in 233 games, collecting 14 goals and 39 points.
Meanwhile, Bergeron had seven goals and 37 points in parts of three seasons with the Lightning after arriving from the Montreal Canadiens before the 2010-11 campaign. In addition to time with Tampa Bay and Montreal, his career has included stints with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild. He has one goal with a plus-3 rating this season.