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)|
|Columbus Blue Jackets
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 Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Chorney was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but grew up in Hastings, Minnesota.
Prior to being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Chorney 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.
Chorney 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. After appearing in 24 games during the 2017–18 season Chorney was placed on waivers by the Capitals on February 20, 2018, and was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets the following day.
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 previously played hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's prep school located in Fairbult, Minnesota. He currently plays for the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League.
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 halt Flames' drive for first in Northwest with 5-1 win". NHL.com. Edmonton. April 11, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
Defenceman Taylor Chorney made his NHL debut for Edmonton
- "Oilers 6, Predators 1". NHL.com. Nashville, Tenn. October 12, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Dittrick, Ryan (February 16, 2011). "Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Stars". NHL.com. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Oilers assign Chorney". Edmonton Oilers Press Release. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- "St. Louis Blues claim defenceman Taylor Chorney off waivers from Edmonton Oilers". NHL.com. St. Louis. October 11, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
- Van Diest, Derek (November 19, 2011). "Chorney back with Oilers". lfpress.com. The London Free Press. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
- "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". NHL.com. Arlington, VA: Washington Capitals. July 1, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Paras, Matthew (February 20, 2018). "Capitals place Taylor Chorney on waivers". The Washington Times. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
- "Jackets place Nick Foligno on IR, claim Taylor Chorney off waivers". NHL.com. Columbus Blue Jackets. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
- "MARCUS CHORNEY". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.