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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. Recalled from WBS on Jan. 13. Logged 6:06 of TOI and 2 blocked shots in his Penguins debut Dec. 22 at FLA. Ranked 3rd among WBS D-men with 9 points (2G-7A) in 34 games with WBS upon recall. Was second on WBS with a plus-14. 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: 2GP 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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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

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