Nashville, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that Karl Taylor has been hired as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville's American Hockey League affiliate.
Taylor, a 47-year-old native of North Bay, Ont., comes to Milwaukee after spending four seasons with the AHL's Texas Stars as an assistant coach.
"Karl comes highly recommended to us with a diverse skillset to coach and develop players, and we are happy to promote him to a position where he will take care of our top prospects," Poile said. "We always say the road to Nashville runs through Milwaukee, and are confident that Karl will continue that legacy."
In Texas, Taylor's teams went a combined 152-108-30-14 and made the playoffs in three of his four seasons. His tenure was headlined by the Stars' appearance in last season's Calder Cup Finals, where they came one game from claiming the AHL title, falling to the Toronto Marlies in Game 7. With Taylor behind the bench, Texas earned at least 90 points in three seasons, including the 2017-18 season's 90-point effort (38-24-8-6) that culminated with the AHL's Western Conference Championship.