Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor was an offensive centre who played over 200 games for three organizations in the 1980s. He was also a proficient scorer in college, the minors, and the Swiss League.

The native of Vancouver played in the BCJHL with the Langley Thunder in 1975-76 before attending the University of North Dakota for four years. He was chosen 100th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1978 then returned to school and recorded 175 points over his last two years. Taylor helped the Fighting Sioux win the NCAA title in 1980 and was named to the WCHA first all-star team.

During his first pro season, the young forward registered 69 points in 79 games for the AHL's Maine Mariners. He played two games in Philly the next year but spent most of his time in Maine where he found the back of the net 32 times. In 1982-83, Taylor was a solid playmaker and penalty killer in 61 games for the Flyers.

Taylor was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins early in 1983-84 and scored 24 goals in 59 games for his new club. He started slowly the next year then was traded to the Washington Capitals. After playing most of two years in the AHL, the veteran pivot spent the 1987-88 season in Switzerland with the Uzwil club before hanging up his skates.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Langley Lords BCJHL 63 49 79 128 48
1976-77 University of North Dakota WCHA 31 16 19 35 20
1977-78 University of North Dakota WCHA 37 18 22 40 28
1978-79 University of North Dakota WCHA 42 24 59 83 28
1979-80 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 33 59 92 30
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 79 19 50 69 56 20 5 16 21 20
1981-82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 75 32 48 80 42 4 2 3 5 4
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 61 8 25 33 24 +25 3 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 59 24 31 55 24 -20
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 7 10 17 19 -7
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 9 1 1 2 2 -1
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 30 2 1 3 4 -4 3 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 43 19 38 57 27
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 67 16 37 53 40 13 2 6 8 9
1987-88 EHC Uzwil Swiss-2 28 24 43 67
1988-89 EHC Uzwil Swiss-2
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 15 14 19 33 16
1991-92 HC Bolzano Italy 5 1 4 5 0
1991-92 ECD Sauerland German-2 32 23 52 75 28 8 4 19 23 10
NHL Totals 209 42 68 110 73 6 0 0 0 0


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1979)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1980)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1980)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Mike Stevens) round picks in 1984 NHL Draft for Ron Sutter and Pittsburgh's 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round picks in 1984 NHL Draft, October 23, 1983. Traded to Washington by Pittsburgh for Jim McGeough, March 12, 1985.
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