2008-09: Taylor Aronson played for the Los Angeles Junior Kings, scoring 9 goals and adding 16 assists for 25 points in 45 games. He was a first round selection of the USHL’s Tri-City Storm but elected to sign with the Portland Winterhawks.
2009-10: In hiw WHL rookie season, Aronson played in 71 games for the Portland Winterhawks. He scored 5 goals and added 25 assists for 30 points, and tacked on 65 penatly minutes for the season. In 11 playoff games, Aronson scored 2 goals and chipped in 7 assists for 9 points.
2010-11: Aronson skated in 71 games for the Portland Winterhawks in his second WHL season. He had a +36 plus-minus (second only to Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Johansen’s +44) on the Winterhawks. Portland finished with the league’s third-best record and was first in the US Division. Aronson scored 5 goals with 32 assists and had 81 PMs. In 21 playoff games he was +7 with 2 assists and 20 PMs as the Winterhawks reached the WHL Finals. Aronson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Predators in December 2010.
2011-12: Aronson made his pro debut in the AHL as a 19-year-old – skating in 14 games with Milwaukee – before being sent down to ECHL Cincinnati. He had 1 assist and was plus-two with 8 penalty minutes during his AHL time with the Admirals. Aronson scored 6 goals with 12 assists in 40 games for the Admirals and was plus-1 with 49 penalty minutes. He did not see any action during the Admirals series with Abbotsford and the Cyclones failed to make the ECHL playoffs.
2012-13: Aronson appeared in 12 games with Nashville AHL affiliate Milwaukee during a mid-season call-up – spending most of his second pro season with the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones. He had 2 assists and was +3 with 4 penalty minutes during his stint with the Admirals. In 38 regular season games for ECHL North Division champion Cincinnati he scored 1 goal with 12 assists and was +14 with 12 penalty minutes. Aronson was a healthy scratch for much of the playoffs as the Cyclones reached the Eastern Conference finals against Kelly Cup champion Reading. He played in two playoff games and was -1 with no points nor penalty minutes.
As an all-around defenseman with good puck moving skills, Aronson makes for an interesting project. He does not have ideal size and has yet to show any real consistency, but he has the skills to be a top four defenseman. An overall solid defenseman that contributes on both ends of the ice, in addition to the power play and penalty kill.
Aronson will look to make a good impression while playing for Milwaukee in 2012-13 after a tough pro debut in 2011-12.