|Born||February 6, 1969|
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for|| Detroit Red Wings |
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft|| 36th overall, 1988 |
Tim Taylor (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre/left winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL), and is now the director of player development for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. As a player, Taylor won two Stanley Cup championships, one with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and another with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.
Taylor grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario in the OMHA. He was drafted by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the 16th round (230th overall) in 1986. Taylor did not initially report to the Knights for the following season, and remained at home playing Jr.B. for the Stratford Cullitons of the MWJHL. After considering an option to play in the NCAA, Taylor reported to the Knights in January 1987.
Taylor was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
On September 6, 2006, Taylor was named captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
On September 6, 2007, Taylor had surgery to correct hip dysplasia, effectively benching him for the 2007–08 NHL season.He retired following the 2007–08 season.
Taylor was nicknamed "The Toolman" throughout his career due to sharing his name with Tim Allen's character on the TV series Home Improvement .
Currently Taylor lives in Stratford, Ontario with his wife and two children, Wyatt and Brittany. His brother Chris is also a professional hockey player.
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|1993–94||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||79||36||81||117||86||12||2||10||12||12|
|1994–95||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||22||0||4||4||16||6||0||1||1||12|
|1995–96||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||72||11||14||25||39||18||0||4||4||4|
|1996–97||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||44||3||4||7||52||2||0||0||0||0|
|1999–2000||New York Rangers||NHL||76||9||11||20||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||New York Rangers||NHL||38||2||5||7||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||48||4||4||8||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||4||8||12||38||11||0||1||1||6|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||7||15||22||25||23||2||3||5||31|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||7||6||13||22||5||0||0||0||2|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||71||1||5||6||16||6||0||0||0||0|
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