Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the Chicago Wolves, have named Karl Taylor as Assistant Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate today.
Taylor, 40, joins the Wolves after a three year tenure with the Ontario Reign. He compiled a record of 96-99-22 with the Los Angeles Kings ECHL affiliate and helped capture the Pacific Division championship in their first year of existence.
Taylor also spent three years coaching the Reading Royals of the ECHL, where he posted a record of 112-82-22. The North Bay, Ontario native led the team to two playoff appearances. Taylor was selected to coach the American Conference in the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game.
Prior to coaching in the ECHL, Taylor spent two years as the assistant coach at the University of New Brunswick (1997-99), three years as the head coach at Red Deer College (2000-03) and two years as head coach of the University of Waterloo (2003-05).
Taylor attended the University of New Brunswick where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education. While at UNB, Taylor served as team captain of the men’s hockey team, collecting an array of awards: the Alumni Merit Award for academic and athletic excellence, the Mark Jeffrey Award for leadership, dedication and commitment to the team and was selected to the UNB Athletics Rink of Distinction for his outstanding athletic performance.