Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today they have signed goaltender Danny Taylor.
Taylor, who was born in Plymouth, England but raised in Ottawa, Ontario, has backstopped the Calgary Flames affiliate Abbotsford Heat for the past two seasons earning 30 wins in 59 games. He has played a total of 120 career AHL games registering 59 wins along with a 2.32 GAA and a .914 save percentage. This season, Taylor is second in the AHL with a 1.77 GAA and fourth in save percentage .930%.
Taylor was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round (221st overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. Taylor will join the Flames in Columbus on Wednesday evening.
Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff sustained a lower body injury in last night’s 4-1 win over Detroit and is listed as day-to-day.
Contract Term: a one year, two-way contract for $525,000/$80,000.
DANNY TAYLOR – GOALTENDER
BORN: Plymouth, England DATE: April 28, 1986
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 176 lbs.
DRAFTED: LAK - 7th round, 221st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on February 6, 2013.