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Rangers Recall Taylor Beck From Hartford

by New York Rangers @NYRangers /

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Taylor Beck from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Beck, 25, has skated in 54 AHL games with the Wolf Pack and Bakersfield Condors this season, registering 19 goals and 44 assists for 63 points, along with a plus-11 rating and 24 penalty minutes. He has established AHL career-highs in goals, assists, and points this season, and he was selected to the AHL First All-Star Team. Beck ranks second in the AHL in points and is tied for third in the AHL in assists this season. Since joining the Wolf Pack, Beck has recorded 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 14 games.

The 6-2, 203-pounder has skated in 297 career AHL games over parts of six seasons (2010-11 - 2013-14; 2015-16 - 2016-17), registering 80 goals and 148 assists for 228 points, along with a plus-12 rating and 154 penalty minutes. Beck has tallied at least 40 points in each of his last three seasons in the AHL, and he has registered at least 10 goals in each of his five full AHL seasons.

Beck has also skated in 90 career NHL games over parts of five seasons (2012-13 - 2016-17) with Nashville, the NY Islanders, and Edmonton, registering 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points, along with 32 penalty minutes. He recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 62 games with the Predators during the 2014-15 season. Beck played three NHL games with Edmonton this season, registering four penalty minutes.

The St. Catharines, Ontario, native was acquired by the Rangers from Edmonton in exchange for Justin Fontaine on Mar. 1, 2017. Beck was originally selected by Nashville in the third round, 70th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Photo credit: Hartford Wolf Pack

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