Hartford Agree To Terms With Former Checker Taylor

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Jake Taylor, who played for the Charlotte Checkers in 2004-05 and 2006-07.

Charlotte is the ECHL affiliate of Hartford of the AHL and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the sixth round (177th overall) by the Rangers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old suffered an injury in training camp that caused him to miss the first 38 games of 2006-07. He returned to the ice in January and had seven penalty minutes in four games with Charlotte before being reassigned by the Rangers to Hartford where he had one assist and 29 penalty minutes in 15 games.

He began his professional career in 2004-05 and had two assists and 31 penalty minutes in 11 games with Charlotte before being reassigned to Hartford where he had three assists and 156 penalty minutes in 43 games.