PRINCETON, N.J. – Florida Everblades right wing Adam Taylor is the HOK Sport ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for February after finishing with a plus-minus rating of +11 in 13 games.
Selected in the seventh round (224th overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Florida Panthers, the 6-foot-1 and 200-pound was even or better in every game but one in February. He led the Everblades with 11 goals and 20 points and finished the month with a nine-game scoring streak (10g-8a). He was a season-high +3 and registered his first professional hat trick on Feb. 14 against Gwinnett and finished +3 and had two goals in a 3-1 win at Augusta on Feb. 16. He was +2 in five games and +1 in four games in February and since joining the Everblades he has been even or better in 16 of 20 games.
Taylor has 24 points (12g-12a) and a plus-minus rating of +8 in 20 games since being acquired by the Everblades from Pensacola on Jan. 3 in exchange for defenseman Niko Tuomi. He began the season with Victoria and had six points (1g-5a) in 15 games before being traded with David Wrigley to Pensacola on Nov. 28, 2006 in exchange for Derek Krestanovich and Jordan Krestanovich. He had 11 points (3g-8a) in 15 games with the Ice Pilots giving him a total of 41 points (16g-25a) in 50 games.