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taylor tanner

DATE OF BIRTH october 27, 1992

PLACE OF BIRTH chicago, illinois

CURRENT RESIDENCE chicago, illinois

OCCUPATION left winger for the chicago blackhawks
Taylor James Tanner (born October 27, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tanner played his junior hockey with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League prior to turning professional. He has represented the United States at various junior levels, most noticeably at the 2010 World U18 Championships where they captured a gold medal.

Early Life

Tanner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Jim and Jacqueline Tanner. His father was a former college defenseman for the University of New Hampshire, captaining them in his senior year of 1981-82. He was drafted by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League but decided to go down the NCAA route. Opting not to go professional, he deciding to go into finance instead. Jim Tanner passed away on October 28, 2010, one day after Taylor's 18th birthday. Tanner’s number 59 comes from the year of his dad's birth, 1959, which he adopted after his dad passed away. He previously wore the number 92.


He was drafted in the second round, 43rd overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015. Tanner was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets after the 2015 season, and was reacquired by Chicago after the 2017 season.

Personal Life

hockey international 2009 World U17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medalist - All-Star Team - 6-5-11 (7 GP) 2010 World U18 Championships Gold Medalist - 3-3-6 (7 GP) 2012 World Junior Championships 7th Place - Alternate Captain - 1-5-6 (6 GP) 2016 World Cup of Hockey 5th Place - Team North America - 0-0-0 (3 GP) professional 2011-2012 Drafted 2nd round (#43 overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks
Lowest draft pick to start season with Blackhawks since 2003
0-0-0 (2 GP) and 0-1-1 (2 GP) in the Playoffs where Chicago were eliminated by Phoenix in the first round in 6 games 2012-2013 8-12-20 (31 GP) with AHL affiliate Rockford during the 2012-13 lockout
10-17-27 (46 GP) in President's Trophy winning season
1-5-6 (23 GP) in playoffs en route to first Stanley Cup with Chicago
Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and named a Calder Memorial Trophy finalist (3rd place) 2013-2014 19-28-47 (78 GP) in regular season
6-10-16 (19 GP) in playoffs, where Chicago lost to Los Angeles in 7 games in the WCF 2014-2015 Played every game and put up a statline of 23-29-52
8-3-11 (23 GP) in the playoffs as he won his second Stanley Cup 2015-2016 RFA rights traded to Columbus for a package centered around Artem Anisimov
Signed a 6yr/$36 million extension with CBJ
First 30-goal season along with career high in points with a statline of 31-22-53 in 78 games
Named to the NHL All-Star game for the first time
Scored first career hat-trick against Carolina on April 2 2016-2017 Part of longest winning streak in Columbus history at 16 games
Tied career high point total with 24 goals and 29 assists for 53 points
Scored 1 goal and 2 assists in a five game series loss to eventual Cup champions Pittsburgh
Traded to Chicago for a package centered around Artemi Panarin