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Taylor Chorney
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Born April 27, 1987 (1987-04-27) (age 32)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2005
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2008–present

Taylor Chorney (born April 27, 1987) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Taylor was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He previously played at the University of North Dakota. He also was on Team USA at the 2006 World Junior Championships.

On April 10, 2009, he made his NHL debut against the Calgary Flames.

Taylor recorded his first NHL point in his first game of the 2009-10 season, by assisting one of Zack Stortini's two goals on October 12, 2009 on the road against the Nashville Predators.

On February 15, 2011, he scored his first NHL goal against the Dallas Stars at Rexall Place.

On October 10, 2011, Taylor was placed on waivers with the purpose of being assigned with the Oklahoma City Barons. On October 11, 2011, he was claimed off of waivers by the St. Louis Blues.

After only two games with the Blues on November 10, 2011, Taylor was again waived and was re-claimed by the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 1, 2012, he signed a one-year, two-way deal as a free agent to return to the St. Louis Blues.

On July 1, 2014, Taylor joined his third NHL club, in signing a one-year two way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He spent the majority of the 2014–15 season with AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, however appeared in 7 games with Pittsburgh on recall.

On July 1, 2015 (on the first day of free agency), he was signed to a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 3 15 18 54
2006–07 University of North Dakota WCHA 39 8 23 31 48
2007–08 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 3 21 24 24
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 68 5 16 21 22
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 4 9 13 14
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 42 0 3 3 12
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 46 3 13 16 22
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 3 4 4
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 50 6 18 24 29 10 0 1 1 6
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 73 4 20 24 37
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 69 5 20 25 37 9 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 62 4 15 19 42 6 1 1 2 6
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 55 1 5 6 21 7 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 123 2 11 13 37 12 0 1 1 6

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States U18 Template:Goca 6 1 0 1 8
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 6
2007 United States WJC Template:Brca 7 1 5 6 4
2010 United States WC 13th 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 20 2 5 7 18
Senior totals 6 0 0 0 2

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2006–07
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2006–07
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2007
All-WCHA First Team 2007–08
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2008

International PlayEdit

Taylor represented the USA in the 2007 World Juniors, where he was team captain.

Personal LifeEdit

Taylor was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, but he grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.

His father, Marc Chorney played 210 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings. He has a younger brother, Marcus, who plays hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's prep school located in Fairbult, Minnesota.

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