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Taylor Chorney
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Taylor Chorney  #4

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: April 27, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: EDM / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (36th overall)
Became the 6th father/son duo in Pittsburgh history to each play a game for the Penguins. 2015 POSTSEASON: Is 5th on PIT with 5 BkS and ranks 6th with 2:18 of PP TOI/G. Registered 12:51 TOI in his NHL playoff debut Apr. 16 at NYR. 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: Recalled from WBS on Apr. 3. Logged 6:06 of TOI and 2 blocked shots in his Penguins debut Dec. 22 at FLA. Ranked 4th among WBS D-men with 19 points (4G-15A) in 62 games with WBS upon recall. Was 1st in the AHL with a plus-26 upon recall. Has had 3 3-game point streaks with WBS this season. Picked up 1 assist in 3 preseason games played. Established AHL career-highs with 25 points (5G-20A) and 20 assists in 2013-14 with the Chicago Wolves. Served as Chicago's team captain in 2013-14. His father, Marc, was a defenseman for the Penguins from 1980-83. Career Info: HIGHS: G: 1 A: 1 P: 1 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PGH: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 7GP 0G-0A-0PTS PPG: 1 SHG: 0
WCHA Second All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007) WCHA First All-Star Team (2008) Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Edmonton October 11, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from St. Louis November 10, 2011. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2014.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson