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Florida reassigns Adam Taylor to Rochester

March 20, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Rochester Americans News Release

(Rochester, NY)... Rochester Americans General Manager Jody Gage announced today that the Florida Panthers have reassigned center Adam Taylor from the Florida Everblades (ECHL) to Rochester. Taylor, who signed with the Panthers as a free agent in 2006, has split the 2006-07 season between the Everblades and the Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL). He currently leads the Everblades with 26 goals and is second with 57 points (26+31) in 59 games. The Campbell River, BC, native has three goals and eight assists in 15 games with Pensacola. Originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the seventh round (224th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Taylor was a member of the Kootenay Ice (WHL) Memorial Cup Championship Team in 2001-02. He spent five years with the Ice, amassing 65 goals and 118 assists in 324 games. In 2004-05, he earned the distinction of playing 289 straight games to close out his junior career. At the end of the season, he re-entered the NHL Entry Draft. In 2005-06, Taylor joined the Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL), and went on to lead the team with 57 points (19+38), and earn a 2006 ECHL All-Star appearance in his rookie season. On Wednesday, March 21st, the Amerks will look to make up ground in the North Division, as they travel to Hamilton, Ont. to take on the Hamilton Bulldogs in the seventh of 10 scheduled meetings between the two divisional rivals this season. The Amerks are 2-4-0 in 2006-07 and 52-42-8 all-time against the Bulldogs. The 7:30 p.m. contest will be broadcast live on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK, and B2 Networks.

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