Chorney with the Capitals in 2016.
April 27, 1987 |
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 2005
Taylor Chorney (born April 27, 1987) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Chorney was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.
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. 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.
On July 1, 2014, Chorney joined his third NHL club, in signing a one-year two way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chorney spent the majority of the 2014–15 season with AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, however appeared in 7 games with Pittsburgh on recall.
On the first day of free agency, Chorney was signed to a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals on July 1, 2015.
On 18 September 2017, he took his first career face-off in a preseason match against the New Jersey Devils when Tyler Graovac was removed from the dot, and somehow won the face-off.
His father, Marc, played 210 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings. He has a younger brother, Marcus Chorney, who plays hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's prep school located in Fairbult, Minnesota.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||46||3||13||16||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|World Junior U18 Championships|
|2005 Czech Republic|
Awards and honours
|All-WCHA Second Team||2006–07|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2006–07|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2007|||
|All-WCHA First Team||2007–08|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2008|||
- "Oilers assign Chorney". Edmonton Oilers Press Release. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- "Blues active but quiet on first day of free agency". Stltoday.com. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "Penguins sign defenseman Taylor Chorney". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Capitals sign Taylor Chorney". Washington Capitals. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.