Hall took the ice for the Detroit Red Wings' season-opener in 1955-56. The Wings sent him to Chicago in the summer of 1957, and he played all 70 games for the Hawks for 5 consecutive seasons, leading Chicago to a Stanley Cup in 1961. Hall's ironman streak grew to 502 games. But in Game No. 503, against Boston, he had to be lifted in the 1st period due to a back injury.