Taylor was taken in the 2nd round, 25th overall by the Kootenay Ice in the 1999 WHL Bantam Draft. Played 36 games in his first year of major junior elgibility for the Ice in 2000-01.
Taylor continued to improve his offensive numbers in his final year in the WHL.
7th round, 224th overall in 2002 NHL Entry Draft by Carolina. Not signed by the Hurricanes.
Gritty, hard-nosed center with a solid skating stride who will mix it up with anyone and can contribute a bit on the scoresheet. At his best when wreaking havoc on the forecheck and creating loose pucks for his linemates. Has decent size, could turn into a solid center who can dominate in the faceoff circle and on the forecheck.
He could develop into a gritty forward capable of playing on the third or fourth line.