Chris Taylor (ice hockey)

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Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor and Jamie Johnson.jpg
Taylor (left) with the Rochester Americans in 2009
Born (1972-03-06) March 6, 1972 (age 42)
Stratford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Rochester Americans
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Frankfurt Lions
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1990
New York Islanders
Playing career 1992–2011

Chris Taylor (born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional ice hockey player who has played for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Amerks.

Playing career[edit]

Taylor had a stellar junior career with the London Knights and graduated from the team as their all-time points leader with 378 (he has since been passed by Corey Perry, who graduated with 380 points). His professional career has been less impressive: Taylor was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft (2nd round, 27th overall), and played for the Islanders, the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres of the NHL, but he bounced between the NHL and the minor leagues most of the time before taking his game overseas when he signed with the Frankfurt Lions of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga before the 2006–07 season.

On July 16, 2009, Taylor agreed to a two-year contract with the Rochester Americans, a team he had already played for from 1999 through 2006.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

On August 31, 2011, the Rochester Americans announced that Taylor had been hired as their Development Coach for the 2011–12 season. On February 25th 2012, Taylor was named assistant coach for the Rochester Americans.

Personal[edit]

His older brother Tim also had a successful career in the NHL and captained the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2006–07 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 London Knights OHL 62 7 16 23 52 15 0 2 2 15
1989–90 London Knights OHL 66 45 60 105 60 6 3 2 5 16
1990–91 London Knights OHL 65 50 78 128 50 7 4 8 12 6
1991–92 London Knights OHL 66 48 74 122 57 10 8 16 24 9
1992–93 Capital District Islanders AHL 77 19 43 62 32 4 0 1 1 2
1993–94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 79 21 20 41 38
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 10 0 3 3 2
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 78 38 48 86 47 14 7 6 13 10
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 1 1 2
1995–96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 50 18 23 41 60 22 5 11 16 26
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 71 27 40 67 24 7 1 2 3 0
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 79 28 56 84 66 4 0 2 2 6
1998–99 Providence Bruins AHL 21 6 11 17 6
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 37 3 5 8 12
1998–99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 14 3 12 15 2
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 49 21 28 49 21
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Rochester Americans AHL 45 20 24 44 25
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 0 2 2 6
2001–02 Rochester Americans AHL 77 21 45 66 66 2 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 61 12 55 67 44 3 3 1 4 2
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 1 3 4 2
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 54 6 6 12 22
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 24 9 18 27 20 16 5 12 17 0
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 79 21 58 79 50 9 1 8 9 4
2005–06 Rochester Americans AHL 32 11 26 37 34
2006–07 Frankfurt Lions DEL 52 12 34 46 80 8 1 9 10 8
2007–08 Frankfurt Lions DEL 56 17 49 66 48 12 5 8 13 6
2008–09 Frankfurt Lions DEL 52 15 34 49 60 5 0 3 3 4
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 80 17 44 61 89 7 1 3 4 6
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 72 10 41 51 38
NHL totals 149 11 21 32 48 2 0 0 0 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Notes
American Hockey League
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award 2004–05 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oklobzija, Kevin (2009-07-16). "Chris Taylor is an Amerk again". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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