Taylor Beck (ice hockey)

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Taylor Beck
2017 C1C - CAN v KOR - Taylor Beck.jpg
Channel One Cup (2017)
Born (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991 (age 27)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Kunlun Red Star
Nashville Predators
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2009
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present

Taylor Beck (born May 13, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Previously, Beck had played with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, and Nashville Predators organizations, with the latter having originally drafted him in 2009.

Playing career

Beck as a member of the Guelph Storm in 2010

Beck was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round, 70th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Predators on August 25, 2010.[1]

During the lock-out shortened 2012–13 season, Beck received his first recall from the Milwaukee Admirals and made his NHL debut with the Predators in a 4–3 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 19, 2013.[2] In his third game with Nashville, also against the Blue Jackets, Beck scored his first NHL goal in a multi-point game victory on March 23, 2013.[3]

Following the 2014–15 NHL season Beck became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Nashville Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and, on July 5, 2015, Beck filed for Salary Arbitration.[4] On July 12, 2015, Beck's rights were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Jamie Devane. He would sign a one year contract with the club the following day.[5] On the eve of the Maple Leafs training camp, on September 17, 2015, Beck was again traded, along with a group of prospects, to the New York Islanders in exchange for Michael Grabner.[6]

Beck was later assigned by the Islanders to begin the 2015–16 season in the AHL with affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.[7] After a month in Bridgeport, Beck was recalled by the Islanders on October 31 made later made his debut with the club in a 2–1 defeat to the Boston Bruins on November 8, 2015.[8] Beck remained on the Islanders roster for a month appearing in only 1 further game before he was re-assigned to the Sound Tigers on November 26, 2015. Beck added to the Bridgeport offence with 33 points in 46 games before he was dealt by the Islanders, for the third time within the year, to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Marc-André Cliche on February 29, 2016.[9] He was directly assigned to remain in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage.

At the conclusion of the season as a restricted free agent, Beck was not tendered a qualifying offer to remain with the Avalanche.[10] As a free agent, Beck agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers on July 3, 2016.[11] Assigned to affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors to begin the 2016–17 season, Beck led the team and was amongst the AHL scoring leaders before he was recalled to the Oilers. Beck appeared in 3 scoreless games with the Oilers before he was returned to the Condors. He amassed 50 points in just 40 games before he was dealt at the NHL trade deadline by the Oilers to the New York Rangers in exchange for Justin Fontaine on March 1, 2017.[12] Beck continued scoring at a point-per-game pace with affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, and featured in 2 regular season games with the Rangers to end the season. With 76 points in 56 games, Beck was selected to the AHL's First All-Star Team.[13]

As an impending free agent, on June 13, 2017, Beck signed a one-year deal with Russian club, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[14]

Career statistics

Beck during his tenure with the Predators.

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Guelph Storm OHL 56 7 14 21 43 7 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Guelph Storm OHL 67 22 36 58 36 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Guelph Storm OHL 61 39 54 93 54 5 3 3 6 2
2010–11 Guelph Storm OHL 62 42 53 95 60 6 3 5 8 10
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 0 1 1 0 8 2 0 2 2
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 74 16 24 40 32 3 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 50 11 30 41 28 2 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 16 3 4 7 2
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 17 32 49 38 3 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 0 0 6
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 62 8 8 16 18 5 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 46 16 17 33 30
2015–16 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2015–16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Bakersfield Condors AHL 40 13 37 50 18
2016–17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 4
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 6 10 16 6
2016–17 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 20 3 4 7 8
2017–18 Kunlun Red Star KHL 21 4 9 13 12
NHL totals 92 11 12 23 32 5 0 0 0 2

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Ontario U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 3 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 3 0 1 1 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
OHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2009
All-Star Game 2010
Second All-Star Team 2010
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy 2010
AHL
All-Star Game 2017 [15]
First All-Star Team 2017 [13]

References

  1. ^ "Preds sign '09 draftee Taylor Beck". Nashville Predators. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Jackets extend team record points streak to 11 games". CBS Sports. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Predators blow past Blue Jackets". CBS Sports. 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Salary arbitration filed cases announced". National Hockey League. 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs sign forward Beck to one-year contract". NHL. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Islanders acquire five players for Grabner". New York Islanders. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Islanders loan 10 to Bridgeport". New York Islanders. 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  8. ^ "Spooner, Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders". CBS Sports. 2015-11-08. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Avalanche acquires Beck from Islanders". Colorado Avalanche. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  10. ^ "Avalanche qualify Siemens, let 10 walk". bsndenver.com. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Oilers sign Beck". Edmonton Oilers. 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  12. ^ "Rangers Acquire Forward Taylor Beck". National Hockey League. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "2016–17 American Hockey League First and Second All-Star Teams Named". OurSports Central.com. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  14. ^ "Пятым легионером "Автомобилиста" станет канадец Тейлор Бек". www.hc-avto.ru (in Russian). June 13, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rosters set for 2017 All-Star Classic". American Hockey League. 2017-01-14. Retrieved 2017-01-14. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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