Bobby Taylor (ice hockey)

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Bobby Taylor
Born (1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 72)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1965–1976

Robert Ian Taylor (born January 24, 1945), affectionately known as "Chief", is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Beginning with the 2015-16 season, Taylor became a studio analyst on the Tampa Bay Lightning pre- and post-game telecasts and between period segments. Until the end of the 2014-15 season, he was the color commentator on Tampa Bay Lightning television broadcasts beginning in 1993, the team's second year of play. Previously, he held the same role for the Philadelphia Flyers alongside legendary hockey announcer Gene Hart, Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Emrick and Bob Galerstein from 1976 through 1992 on both television (1977–88) and radio (1988–92). Hart and Taylor called the action in a simulcast of Channel 29/57 and PRISM along with 610 WIP from 1984-88. He was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers teams that won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975.

On April 9, 2015, Taylor completed his final regular season broadcast as the color commentator for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Taylor shifted to a teaching role on the pre and post-game shows beginning with the following season. Going into his final 2014-15 game Taylor said: "It's getting a little nostalgic, it's been a long time...I've been in that booth a heck of a long time. I'm excited, yet sad at the same time."[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1962–63 Calgary Buffaloes CCJHL
1963–64 Calgary Buffaloes CCJHL
1964–65 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA 18 1060 85 0 4.81
1964–65 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL
1965–66 St. Louis Braves CPHL
1966–67 Calgary Spurs AJHL 16 960 40 0 2.50
1967–68 Calgary Spurs WCSHL 27 1620 133 0 5.02
1968–69 Jersey Devils EHL 70 25 38 7 4200 285 1 4.07
1969–70 Seattle Totems WHL 5 240 14 0 3.50
1969–70 Quebec Aces AHL 14 759 53 0 4.18
1969–70 Jersey Devils EHL 8 480 55 1 6.88
1970–71 Quebec Aces AHL 39 13 15 8 2154 122 5 3.39
1971–72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 1 2 2 320 16 0 3.00 .918
1971–72 Richmond Robins AHL 26 7 14 4 1538 78 1 3.04
1972–73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 8 8 4 1144 78 0 4.09 .888
1972–73 Richmond Robins AHL 6 337 23 0 4.09
1973–74 Richmond Robins AHL 11 4 4 3 659 38 0 3.45
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 3 3 0 366 26 0 4.26 .876
1974–75 Richmond Robins AHL 5 3 1 1 303 18 0 3.56
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 2 0 120 13 0 6.50 .812
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 3 1 0 240 15 0 3.75 .880
1975–76 Richmond Robins AHL 4 0 2 1 204 18 0 5.29
1975–76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 1 0 78 7 0 5.38
1975–76 Springfield Indians AHL 23 7 14 0 1230 86 0 4.20
NHL totals 46 15 17 6 2268 155 0 4.10

Post season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1964–65 Edmonton Oil Kings CAHL 4 1 3 260 16 0 3.69
1964–65 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 3 2 1 180 14 0 4.67
1966–67 Calgary Spurs WCSHL 4 240 15 0 3.75
1966–67 Calgary Spurs Al-Cup 10 6 4 532 29 1 3.27
1967–68 Calgary Spurs WCSHL 3 1 2 140 13 0 5.69
1969–70 Quebec Aces AHL 2 1 1 123 5 0 2.44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Joe (April 9, 2015). "Victor Hedman to return tonight". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Larry Zeidel
Philadelphia Flyers TV Color Commentator
1976-1988
Succeeded by
Bill Clement