Last night another youngster gets his NHL career started. Defenseman Taylor Chorney made his NHL debut for Edmonton. Taylor is 21 years old, born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was drafted by Edmonton in 2005 (36th overall). Member of the WCHA First All-Star Team (2008) he has spent whole season in Springfield (AHL). An excellent skater he has great passing abilities. Even he is not too big (5’11”) for the NHL standards he has very strong chances to join the Oilers starting roster next season. To make this debut more remarkable Edmonton completely overplayed short-benched Calgary (5:1). Flames played without Dion Phaneuf, Robyn Regehr, Cory Sarich and Curtis Glencross. I believe in Taylor Chorney. The NHL needs skilled blueliners.
Flames goalie Mikka Kiprusoff stops Oilers Steve MacIntyre