Taylor Chorney

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Taylor Chorney
Taylor Chorney.JPG
Born (1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 27)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
National team  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. He currently plays with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Chorney was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.

Playing career[edit]

Chorney 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. Chorney represented the USA again in the 2007 World Juniors, where he was team captain. He made his NHL debut on April 10, 2009 against the Calgary Flames. He 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. Taylor Chorney scored his first NHL goal against the Dallas Stars on February 15, 2011 at Rexall Place.

On October 10, 2011, Chorney was placed on waivers with the purpose of being assigned with the Oklahoma City Barons.[1] On October 11, 2011, Chorney was claimed off of waivers by the St. Louis Blues. After only two games with the Blues on November 10, 2011, he was again waived and was re-claimed by the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 1, 2012, Chorney signed a one-year, two-way deal as a free agent to return to the St. Louis Blues.[2]

On July 1, 2014, Chorney joined his third NHL club, in signing a one-year two way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3]

Personal information[edit]

His father, Marc, played 210 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    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
NHL totals 61 1 6 7 16

International statistics[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2007 Sweden
World Junior U18 Championships
Gold 2005 Czech Republic
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States U18 6 1 0 1 8
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 6
2007 United States WJC 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

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2006–07
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2006–07
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2007 [4]
All-WCHA First Team 2007–08
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2008 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oilers assign Chorney". Edmonton Oilers Press Release. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Blues active but quiet on first day of free agency". Stltoday.com. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman Taylor Chorney". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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