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Dave Taylor
Vice President of Hockey Operations

Dave Taylor was named the Blues’ Vice President of Hockey Operations on June 26, 2012 after serving as the club’s Director of Player Personnel since July, 2010.

Taylor comes from the Dallas Stars, where he served three seasons as their Director of Player Personnel. He came to Dallas in 2007 after spending 30 years with the Los Angeles Kings organization as a player and member of the front office.

Taylor served as Director of Amateur Development for the Kings in 2006-07 after completing nine seasons from 1997-2006 as the club’s General Manager. Compiling a record of 290-261-105. In his final year as General Manager in 2005-06, the Kings equaled a franchise record in home wins (26). His teams earned 90-plus points for three-straight seasons from 1999-2002 for the first time in franchise history. Average attendance improved from 12,297 to 17,821 during his tenure and he was named the Hockey News Executive of the Year in 2001. Under Taylor’s leadership, the Kings succeeded at the draft table selecting Anze Kopitar, Olli Jokinen, Alexander Frolov, Michael Cammalleri, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick and Lubomir Visnovsky.

On the ice, Taylor was a member of the renowned “Triple Crown Line” with Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer. The Kings’ all-time games played leader appeared in 1,111 contests, tallying 431 goals and 638 assists for 1,069 points. A
five-time NHL All-Star, he also served as the Kings’ captain for four seasons from 1985-89, and after posting career-highs in goals (47) and points (112) during the 1980-81 season, he earned a spot on the NHL All-Star second team. On April 3, 1995, Taylor’s No. 18 jersey was retired by Los Angeles.

Taylor also represented Canada in three World Championships as a player including 1983 in Germany, 1985 in Prague and 1986 in Moscow. He helped Canada earn bronze medals in 1983 and 1986 while leading them to silver as team captain in 1985.

Taylor graduated from Clarkson College in 1977 and during his senior year, he led the NCAA with a record 108 points (41g, 67a) in 34 games. In the same season, Taylor was named a First Team All America selection and the ECAC Player of the Year. He remains the all time leading scorer at Clarkson University with 251 points (98g, 153a) in 116 games.

Dave and his wife Beth reside near Los Angeles with their two daughters, Jamie and Katie.




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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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