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Taylor Chorney  #44

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: April 27, 1987  (AGE 27)
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. Logged 6:06 of TOI and 2 blocked shots in his Penguins debut Dec. 22 at FLA. Recalled from WBS on Dec. 20. Posted 6 points (2G-4A) and was plus-15 in 25 games with WBS upon recall. His plus-15 ranked 2nd on the team. Had a season-long 3-game point streak with WBS (2G-2A) from Nov. 7-9. Picked up 1 assist in 3 preseason games played. Suited up for 69 games with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL in 2013-14. His 69 games played led all Chicago defensemen. Established new AHL career-highs with 25 points (5G-20A) and 20 assists. Had a 3-game assist streak with Chicago from Jan. 18-25, 2014. 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: 1GP 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's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday