|Born||April 27, 1987 (1987-04-27) |
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 2005|
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||46||3||13||16||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|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|
Taylor represented the USA in the 2007 World Juniors, where he was team captain.
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.