— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 5, 2018
New Jersey Devils fans hope Taylor Hall takes home some hardware at the NHL Awards, but they should also be pulling for his latest nomination.
The New Jersey Devils and NHL fans alike are all familiar with All-Star forward Taylor Hall scoring goals out on the ice. Hallsy could be just as good at scoring with celebrities too—and over social media, none the less.
Well, even if the Devils leading goal-scorer from last season isn’t successful at that other type of scoring with celebrities, Hall has found himself nominated for two awards this offseason. It was recently announced that Hall is one of four contestants nominated for the Top Player Tweet, which is one of 10 categories in the 2018 NHL’s Fan Choice Awards.
The NHL’s Fan Choice Awards is social media based award where the fans get to vote online and chose winners for various social media posts from around the league via Twitter and Instagram. According to NHL.com, nominees for the Top Player Tweet were selected by players “who dug deep and gave 110%” to their respective tweet.
During the early stages of the 2017-18 NHL campaign pop singer Selena Gomez was spotted wearing a New Jersey Devils sweater, while accompanying (then) boyfriend, Justin Bieber. As seen below, TMZ had tweeted out the shot of Gomez repping Jersey’s Team, and No. 9 wasted no time on this on this scoring chance with one of the World’s current and most iconic celebrities.
Selena Gomez Wears Justin Bieber's Hockey Jersey https://t.co/3xIQLDp53Y
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 2, 2017
The former 2010 No. 1 overall pick’s hello to Selena has sung its way to a nomination in the NHL Fan Choice Awards.
Sup Selena? https://t.co/Ax0b6mUYgH
— Taylor Hall (@hallsy09) November 2, 2017
While there was no public response to Hall from Gomez after the subtle shoutout, perhaps taking home hardware for not only this online award but also a more notable accolade will win over Selena’s Hart.
Hall is also one of three nominees for the NHL’s 2018 Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), which is awarded to the “player judged most valuable to his team”. The NHL Awards take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (8 ET; NBCSN and Sportsnet), where the 26-year-old will be up against the Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar.