Taylor Wray

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Taylor Wray
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1981-06-27) June 27, 1981 (age 34)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Position Defense
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 230 pounds (104 kg)
NLL team
F. Teams
Philadelphia Wings
Calgary Roughnecks
Nationality Canada
NLL Draft 2nd overall, 2003
Calgary Roughnecks
Pro career 2004–2012
Shoots Right

Taylor Wray (born June 27, 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former Canadian lacrosse player who plays for the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League, and the current Head Coach of the Saint Joseph's University men's lacrosse team. Taylor's older brother Devan Wray is a former NLL player and former assistant coach for the Edmonton Rush.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Wray began his career with the Calgary Roughnecks in 2004, and won the NLL Championship with the Roughnecks that year. Wray was named both Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.

In July 2007, Wray was traded to the Philadelphia Wings in a three-team blockbuster trade.[2]

Prior to the 2008 NCAA season, Wray was named Assistant Coach of the Lehigh University lacrosse team, under Head Coach Kevin Cassese. Prior to this, He had served as Assistant Coach for Queens University of Charlotte.[3]

During the summer of 2011, Wray was named Head Coach of the Saint Joseph's University men's lacrosse team. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, Philadelphia head coach Johnny Mouradian announced that Wray has told the team he will not be returning to Wings.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2004 Calgary 14 8 8 16 82 44 3 4 2 6 24 4
2005 Calgary 11 2 13 15 90 26 1 0 1 1 13 4
2006 Calgary 14 6 16 22 102 33 1 0 0 0 8 0
2007 Calgary 16 5 9 14 119 45 1 0 1 1 8 0
2008 Philadelphia 12 3 8 11 86 31 1 0 1 1 7 0
2009 Philadelphia 12 2 9 11 60 24 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Philadelphia 13 0 3 3 51 29 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 Philadelphia 12 0 1 1 44 18 -- -- -- -- -- --
NLL Totals 104 26 67 93 634 250 7 4 5 9 60 8

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Brian Langtry
NLL Rookie of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Ryan Boyle
Preceded by
Jim Moss
NLL Defensive Player of the Year
(tie with Cam Woods)

2004
Succeeded by
Andrew Turner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devan Wray hired as assistant coach". NLL.com. November 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Three Team Blockbuster Trade Announced". NLL.com. July 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Taylor Wray's Lehigh University Coaches Bio". LehighSports.com. Retrieved 2008-03-04.