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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has named Tim Taylor as Director of Player Development.
“Tim brings a wealth of experience to our club with over 700 NHL games under his belt,” said Armstrong. “His success as a two-time Stanley Cup winner gives him a unique perspective to pass on to our young players.”
Taylor, 42, retired from the National Hockey League (NHL) following the 2007-08 season after a 13-year career including stints with Detroit, Boston, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay where he was named the franchise’s eighth captain in September of 2006. The Stratford, Ontario native appeared in 746 regular season games during his career recording 167 points (73 goals, 94 assists) and 433 penalty minutes as well as 89 playoff games tallying 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and serving 73 penalty minutes. Taylor is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion winning with both Detroit in 1997 and Tampa Bay in 2004.
from Jim Cressman of the London Free Press,
Taylor, 39, is calling it quits. A bad hip required surgery last September, forcing him to miss this season, and it became apparent as the year went along it was time to retire. A tough decision after being named Lightning captain last season.
So why did he last a dozen years and win two Stanley Cups? He was never a big goal-scorer in the NHL. His best was 20 with Boston in ‘97-98.
What makes the Taylor story so good is how he made a career for himself through playing excellent defensive hockey.
from the AP via Sports Illustrated,
The 39-year old Taylor, who has missed the entire season after undergoing offseason hip surgery, has recently been practicing with team. Lightning coach John Tortorella had talked with Taylor about returning for one contest at home
“I’m not coming back” Taylor said during a question-and-answer session with fans before Saturday night’s game against Carolina. “I want to remember the good times. I want to remember playing hockey. I don’t want Torts to send me out to play two shifts and I’ll stand around.”
from Lightning Strikes,
Lightning coach John Tortorella has given captain Tim Taylor the option of playing in the team’s final game of the season April 5 at Atlanta. It would be a way for the center to finish his 13-year career as a player instead of on the sideline, where he has been since Sept. 7 hip surgery.
“He deserves that type of respect,’’ Tortorella said. “He’s been a loyal guy to the organization and has done a lot of things on and off the ice people don’t even know about, so he deserves that right.’‘
The camera followed Tim Taylor into surgery as he attempts to make a comeback after hip surgery.
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From Erik Erlendsson at TBO,
In the weeks leading up to his surgery, the 13-year NHL veteran, who hopes to be back on the ice and in uniform in February, was told by the surgeon he’d be ready to get back on the golf course within a month of the procedure. That’s something Taylor quickly found out might have been a stretch of the truth as far as he was concerned.
In his first discussion, Taylor talks about why he didn’t feel like walking to the bathroom, let alone picking up a golf club, that his entire right leg was sore after the surgery, and what it was like trying to do normal things around the house.
more… *the Tampa Bay Lightning captain shares details of his rehab.
*photo gallery also available