Jake Taylor (ice hockey)

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Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor.jpg
Born (1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 31)
Rochester, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL Draft 177th overall, 2002
New York Rangers
Playing career 2004–present

Jake Taylor (born August 1, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was selected by the New York Rangers in the 6th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 177th overall.

Playing career[edit]

Jake Taylor began his career in 2000, playing for the Green Bay Gamblers, of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

After being drafted by the New York Rangers in 2002, Taylor completed his junior career, playing his final season with Green Bay, and was the winner of the USHL's Curt Hammer Award in 2002–03, before going on to represent the University of Minnesota the following year.

Taylor turned pro in 2004, he was assigned to the Rangers' AHL affiliates, the Hartford Wolf Pack. He played 43 games for the Wolf Pack in his first season there, registering 3 assists. He would spend the next four years in the Rangers' system, playing for the Wolf Pack and the Charlotte Checkers, their ECHL affiliates.

The 2008–09 season would see Taylor in new surroundings, when he joined the Edmonton Oilers organization, after becoming a free agent. He was assigned to the Springfield Falcons, the Oilers' AHL affiliates, after impressing at training camp. In his two seasons in Springfield, Taylor played a total of 100 games for the Falcons, scoring 1 goal and 10 assists, tallying 11 points.

On July 9, 2010, Taylor and Colin McDonald, a fellow Falcons team-mate, were announced as their first-ever players signed up to play for the Oilers' recently reactivated AHL franchise, the Oklahoma City Barons, for their inaugural season.[1]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 5 0 0 0 8
2001–02 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 1 2 3 147 7 0 0 0 11
2002–03 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 60 8 8 16 160
2003–04 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 2 6 8 68
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 43 0 3 3 156
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 11 0 2 2 31
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 66 1 11 12 128 5 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 4 0 0 0 7
2006–07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 15 0 1 1 29
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 77 3 10 13 129 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 28 1 3 4 52
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 0 7 7 182
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 65 0 5 5 135 6 0 1 1 10
AHL totals 366 5 40 45 811 16 0 1 1 16
ECHL totals 15 0 2 2 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First two Barons signed to play in OKC". Oklahoma City Barons. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 

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