Tim Taylor (ice hockey, born 1969)

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Tim Taylor
Born (1969-02-06) February 6, 1969 (age 45)
Stratford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre/left wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1988
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1989–2008

Tim Taylor (born February 6, 1969) is a retired professional ice hockey centre/left winger who played in the NHL, and is now the Director of Player Development for the St. Louis Blues.

Taylor grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario in the OMHA. He was drafted by the OHL's London Knights in the 16th round (230th overall) in 1986. Taylor did not initially report to the Knights in the fall of 1986 and remained at home playing Jr.B. for the Stratford Cullitons of the OHA. After considering an option to play in the NCAA, Taylor reported to the Knights in January 1987.

Taylor has won two Stanley Cup championships, one with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and another with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.

Taylor was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. His brother Chris Taylor is also a professional hockey player.

In September 2006, Taylor was named captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1]

On September 6, 2007, Taylor had surgery to correct hip dysplasia, effectively benching him for the 2007–08 season.[2] He retired following the 2007–08 season.[3]

Taylor was nicknamed "The Toolman" throughout his career due to his name, the same as that of Tim Allen's character on the TV series Home Improvement.

Currently he lives in Stratford, Ontario with his wife and two children.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Stratford Warriors Midget OMHA 52 44 39 83 46
1986–87 Stratford Cullitons Jr.B. OHA 23 17 17 34 22
1986–87 London Knights OHL 34 7 9 16 11
1987–88 London Knights OHL 64 46 50 96 66 12 9 9 18 26
1988–89 London Knights OHL 61 34 80 114 93 21 21 25 45 58
1989–90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 74 22 21 43 63 9 2 2 4 13
1990–91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 79 25 42 67 75 5 0 1 1 4
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 65 9 18 27 131
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 41 15 16 31 49
1992–93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 36 15 22 37 37
1993–94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 79 36 81 117 86 12 2 10 12 12
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 22 0 4 4 16 6 0 1 1 12
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 72 11 14 25 39 18 0 4 4 10
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 3 4 7 52 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 79 20 11 31 57 6 0 0 0 10
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 49 4 7 11 55 12 0 3 3 8
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 76 9 11 20 72
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 38 2 5 7 16
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 4 4 8 25
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 4 8 12 38 11 0 1 1 6
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 7 15 22 25 23 2 3 5 31
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 7 6 13 22 5 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 71 1 5 6 16 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 746 73 94 167 433 84 2 12 14 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor named new Lightning captain". TSN.ca. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ "No pain but still a long way left". St Petersburg Times. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Power Rankings: Follow the Leader, Feb 5, 2008". Yahoo!. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 

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Preceded by
Dave Andreychuk
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
200608
Succeeded by
Vincent Lecavalier