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Tim Taylor
Tim Taylor
Center
Number: 27
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 6, 1969
Birthplace: Stratford, ON, Canada
Hometown: Stratford, Ontario
Acquired: From NY Rangers for Nils Ekman and Kyle Freadrich on June 30, 2001.
Drafted: WSH / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (36th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Led the team in face-off percentage among forwards with more than 3 draws taken with 56.2% (225-400) … Was 4th on the team in face-offs taken … Logged a season-high 15:19 of ice time 4/6 vs. FLA … Played in his 700th carer game 12/12 at TOR … Scored his 1st goal of the year 11/2 at PHI …Recorded his 1st point of the season with an assist 10/21 at WSH … Played in his 1st game as a NHL captain 10/5 at ATL.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Played in all 6 games of the ECQF vs. NJ … Played a series high 14:32 with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal, four hits and he won six of eight faceoffs in Game 4 … Had an even rating and logged 8:22 of ice time in Game 1.

CAREER
2005-06: Led all Lightning players with more than 50 games played in face-off percentage with 52.1 percent (528-485) … Played in all 82 games for the third consecutive season … Ranked 9th on the team in shots with 109 … Dished out his 5th assist of the season and blocked 2 shots 1/17 at LAK ... Scored his 6th goal of the season 1/13 vs. CBJ ... Won 9 of 14 draws 1/3 at NYR ... Had his 4th assist of the season 12/20 vs. BOS ... Handed out 2 assists, his second multi-point game of the season 12/28 vs. MTL ... Scored his 5th goal of the season and won 10 of 11 faceoffs 12/26 vs. CAR ... Scored the tying goal in the 3rd period, his 4th of the season 12/8 vs. STL ... Had his 1st  multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist 11/22 at PHI ... Scored a goal for his 150th NHL point 11/8 at MTL ... Scored the Lightning’s 6th goal of the game, his first goal of the season, 10/5 vs. CAR … 2006 Playoffs: Led all Lightning players in face-off percentage, winning 28 of 45 draws (62.2 percent) … Won 5 of 6 faceoffs in Game 3 … Won 10 of 17 faceoffs and had 4 shots on goal in Game 2 … Recorded 13:43 of ice time and won 9 of 13 faceoffs in Game 1 … 2003-04: Appeared in all 82 games for the 2nd consecutive season recording 7-15-22 ... Recorded more than 20 points for the 1st time since 1997-98 … Finished 8th in the NHL in face-off percentage among players with more than 60 games played (59.6%) … Led the Lightning in face-off percentage among players with more than 4 games played with 59.6% (397-269) … 81 of his 397 (20.4%) face-off wins came while shorthanded … Registered 2 shorthanded assists … Was 4th on the Lightning in shorthanded ice time, 1st among forwards, with 162:28 (1:58 per game) … Registered 1 assist 3/27 vs. WSH setting a new career best for assists in a season with 15 ... Won 10 of 10 face-offs 2/14 vs. FLA ... Registered a goal and an assist for his 18th career multi-point game ... Recorded his 1st goal of the season 10/10 vs. BOS.  2004 Playoffs: Recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in Game 6 vs. CGY ... Played a personal playoff high 23:24 in Game 6 @ PHI 5/20 … Scored his 2nd goal of the playoffs in Game 5 vs. PHI ... Added his 2nd assist of the post-season in Game 3 4/27 @ MTL ... Recorded his 2nd point of the playoffs with an assist in Game 1 vs. MTL ... Scored his 1st career playoff goal in Game 5 4/16 vs. NYI.  2002-03: 1 of 3 Lightning players to appear in all 82 games … Finished the season ranked 7th in the NHL in faceoff percentage (57.9%) ... Recorded career-long 3-game assist scoring streak 10/26-10/30 (3 assists) ... Dished out 1st assist of the season 10/26 at NJ ... Scored GWG (9th career GWG) and registered an assist 10/30 vs. NYR (2nd multi-point game of the season, 18th career) … Appeared in 500th career NHL game 3/14 at BUF. 2003 Playoffs: Appeared in all 11 playoff games, recording an assist and 6 PIM … Faceoff percentage of 62.8 ranked 2nd in NHL and was best among those who played in more than 4 games … Was 50-27 (65%) on draws vs. WSH and 41-27 (60%) vs. NJ.  2001-02: Led team in faceoffs won 23 times and faceoff percentage 13 times ... Recorded an assist in Lightning debut 10/5 vs. NYI ... Scored 1st goal of the season 11/15 vs. TOR ... Added EN insurance goal 11/17 vs. CAR ... Scored SHG 11/25 at CAR (and was on the ice for other SHG) ... Saw season-high 19:26 of ice time 12/2 at NYR ... Assisted on GWG 12/6 vs. CBJ ... Netted 4th goal of the season 12/12 at CGY ... Placed on IR retroactive to 2/4 and activated on 2/26 ... Placed on IR retroactive 3/2. 2000-01: Appeared in 38 games, tallying 2-5-7, along with 34 penalty minutes … Led team with a 59.0 face-off winning percentage … Recorded 100th career NHL point with a goal and an assist 11/1/00 vs. TB … Tallied 1-1-2 vs. LA (11/28/00) … Missed final 43 games of the season after suffering a torn abdominal muscle 12/31/00 at DAL. 1999-00: Received the Rangers “Good Guy” Award for cooperation with the media … Led NYR and ranked 3rd in the NHL with a 58.9 face-off winning percentage (751-of-1276) … Scored 1st NYR goal in NYR debut 10/1/99 at EDM … Netted OT goals 11/11/99 at WSH and 12/6/99 vs. CGY … Tied career-high with 3 points (1-2-3) vs. LA on 12/15/99. 1998-99: Scored 4-7-11 in 49 games with BOS … Tallied GWG 12/10/98 at CAR … Recorded a season-high 9 shots on goal on 1/31/99 vs. CAR … Registered 3 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 12 post-season matches. 1997-98: Established career-highs in games (79), goals (20) and points (31) … Registered 6 multiple-point games, including a career-high 3-point effort (1-2-3) at DET on 3/10/98 … Netted 1st goal as a Bruin in 1st game with BOS 10/2/97 vs. LA … Posted a career-long 5-game point streak from 10/7/97 - 10/15/97 … Tallied a goal on his 1st career penalty shot attempt 4/15/98 vs. MTL (Jocelyn Thibault). 1996-97: Member of DET’s Stanley Cup Championship team. 1995-96: Registered a “plus” or “even” rating in 62 of 72 games, posting a +11 rating … Tallied 4 GWG … 9 of his 25 points (4 goals, 5 assists) were collected on game-winning tallies … Posted 3 multiple-point efforts … Notched his 1st career PPG 3/22/96 vs. COL … Tallied his 1st career SHG 4/2/96 at SJ. 1994-95: Registered a “plus” or “even” rating in 20 of his 22 games, finishing with a +3 rating … Recorded his 1st career NHL assist 3/30/95 vs. DAL … Notched a pair of assists 5/3/95 at STL. 1993-94: Spent most of the season with Adirondack of the American Hockey League (AHL), appearing in 1 game with DET … Tallied his 1st NHL goal in his 1st NHL game 12/18/93 at MTL  ... Led the AHL in scoring with 36 goals and 81 assists for 117 points in 79 games with Adirondack … Was named to the AHL First All-Star Team and captured the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the league’s leading scorer. 1992-93: Split season between Baltimore and Hamilton, combining to record 30-38-68 in 77 games … Tallied 15 goals and 16 assists with Baltimore before being acquired by the Vancouver Canucks … Notched 15 goals and 22 assists in 36 games with Hamilton, after being reassigned by Vancouver. 1991-92: Tallied 9-18-27, along with 131 penalty minutes in 65 games with Baltimore. 1990-91: Collected 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) in 79 games with Baltimore … Notched 1 assist in 5 post-season games. 1989-90: Played his 1st professional season with the Baltimore Skipjacks … Notched 67 points (31 goals, 36 assists) in 79 games … Tallied 2-2-4, along with 13 penalty minutes in 9 playoff games.

TRANSACTIONS

Acquired from NYR for Nils Ekman and Kyle Freadrich on 6/30/01 … Signed as a free agent by the NYR on 7/15/99 … Claimed by BOS in the NHL Waiver Draft on 9/28/97 … Signed as a free agent by DET on 7/28/93 … Traded to VAN for Eric Murano on 1/29/93 … Selected by WSH in the second round, 36th overall, at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Tim and his wife, Jodi, have two children: daughter, Brittany, and son, Wyatt … His brother Chris has played 149 career NHL games … Tim’s wife, Jodi, is the sister of Chris’s wife, Lisa … Supports many charitable programs in the Tampa Bay area.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL - 12/18/93 @ MTL
    Lightning - 10/5/01 vs. NYI
Goal:     NHL - 12/18/93 @ MTL (Roy)
    Lightning - 11/15/01 vs. TOR (Joseph)
Assist: NHL - 3/30/95 vs. DAL
    Lightning - 10/5/01 vs. NYI

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:         2 (3 times, last - 10/18/03 vs. ATL)
Season:         20 (1997-98)
Multi-Goal Games:          3
    In 2006-07:     None
Hat Tricks:         0
Streak:         2 (5 times, last - 11/15/-11/17/01, 2g)
    In 2006-07:     0

Assists
Game:         2 (6 times, last – 12/28/05 vs. MTL)
Season:         15 (2003-04)
Streak:         3 (10/26-10/30/02, 3a)
    In 2006-07:     0

Points
Game:         3 (2 times, last - 12/15/99 vs. LA)
Season:        31 (1997-98)
Multi-Point Games:         24
    In 2006-07:     0
Streak:         5 (10/7-10/15/97, 3g-3a)
    In 2006-07:     0

Games Played Streak:     264 (10/10/02-11/15/06)
Most PIM in a Game:     17 (twice, last – 2/4/97 vs. STL)
Most Shots in a Game: 9 (1/31/99 vs. CAR)