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Taylor Beck
Taylor Beck
Left Wing  - NSH
(TAY-luhr BEHK)
Number: 41
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 203
Shoots: Right
Born: May 13, 1991  (Age 23)
Birthplace: St. Catharines, ON, Canada
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Drafted: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (70th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2012-13: Received his first career recall on March 19, and stayed at the NHL level for the duration of the season… Notched six points (2g-4a) in his first eight career games… Posted his first career NHL goal and assist in his third career game – on March 23 vs. Columbus… Posted career highs in ice time (20:22) and shots on goal (7) on April 14 vs. Detroit… Scored his first career power-play goal on April 12 vs. Dallas… Missed the final three games of the regular season due to an upper-body injury… Led Milwaukee in points (11g-30a-41pts), assists and ranked second in power-play points (3g-9a-12pts) despite playing in only 50 of the Admirals’ 76 games.

2011-12: Ranked third on the Milwaukee Admirals in points, and fourth in both goals and assists (16g-24a-40pts) during his rookie professional season… Tied for 17th among rookie AHLers in goals, and tied for 20th among first-year players in points.

AMATEUR: Ranked seventh in the Ontario Hockey League in points (95) and assists (53), and eighth in goals (42) in his fourth season with the Guelph Storm in 2010-11… Tied for third in the OHL in game-winning goals (9) and tied for fourth in power-play goals (16) in 2010-11… Guelph’s nominee for the Red Tilson Trophy given to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive season in 2010-11… Finished second in the “Best Shot” category in the 2011 Western Conference Coaches’ Poll… Represented Team OHL in the 2010 Subway Super Series… Winner of the 2010 Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s top scoring right wing after tying for fourth in the OHL in points (39g-54a-93pts) in 2009-10… Ranked ninth in the League in goals and 10th in assists in 2009-10… Named a 2009-10 OHL Second-Team All-Star... Received the third-most votes in the 2010 Western Conference Coaches’ Poll for “Most Dangerous Player in the Goal Area”… Notched an assist for the Western Conference in the 2010 OHL All-Star Classic… Paced the 2009-10 Storm in plus/minus rating (+19)… Played in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game, scoring the game-winning goal for Team Orr… Finished second among Guelph rookies in points (21), goals (7) and assists (14) in 2007-08… Won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2008 World Under-17 Challenge on a team that also included Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis.

BACKGROUND: Nickname “Becker”… His father, Stan, played minor league baseball for the Boston Red Sox and his uncle, Jim Douglas, played on Canada’s soccer team at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal… On Twitter @Taybeckone9… Favorites include Anchorman (movie), Luke Bryan (musician), Mario Lemieux (player to watch) and ketchup (condiment)… Would consider a hawk his spirit animal, and tight spaces the thing he’s most afraid of… Of any venue, he’d most like to play a game in Fenway Park.

TRANSACTIONS
: June 27, 2009 – Nashville's fourth choice, 70th overall (third round), in the 2009 Entry Draft.
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