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Taylor has pretty much squandered a shot as a top-four, puck-moving defenseman.


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June 2019 – Taylor did not get a qualifying offer from the Penguins which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – The reduction of Pittsburgh’s overstocked free-agent inventory began when Taylor wasn’t given a qualifying offer. That means the Penguins lose his rights, but they don’t care given his sorry pro career to date. It would have been surprising if he had received an offer. Expect more moves like this, as newly announced Hall of Famer Jim Rutherford weeds out the system to make way for better prospects while simultaneously lowering the team’s dangerously high cap total. Mark Allan

May 2019 – By 25, most prospects are in the NHL, are established minor-league regulars or are out of hockey. After another disappointing campaign in the minors, Taylor is closer to that third option. He registered just two goals and six helpers in 42 AHL games, and was demoted at one point to the ECHL. Taylor, one of many RFAs in Pittsburgh’s system, might not be offered a new contract. Mark Allan

February 2019 – For his second straight pro campaign, Taylor has been demoted from the AHL to the ECHL after registering just two goals and three assists in 28 games with Wilke