Chris Taylor (ice hockey)
March 6, 1972 |
Stratford, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Rochester Americans
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 1990
New York Islanders
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 an Assistant Coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
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.
On August 31, 2011, the Rochester Americans announced that Taylor had been hired as their Development Coach for the 2011–12 season. On February 25, 2012, he was named assistant coach for the Rochester Americans. On June 6, 2016, incoming Rochester Head Coach Dan Lambert, opted not to retain Taylor on the Americans staff. Taylor subsequently joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, as an assistant coach on August 2, 2016.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Islanders||NHL||11||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Islanders||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Las Vegas Thunder||IHL||14||3||12||15||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|American Hockey League|
|Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award||2004–05|||
- Oklobzija, Kevin (2009-07-16). "Chris Taylor is an Amerk again". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Vogl, John. "Amerks hire two new assistant coaches, let go of Taylor". Buffalo News. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Chris Taylor, J.D. Forrest Named Penguins Assistant Coaches". WBS Penguins. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
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