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Former Clarkson Hockey Player Helps Blues Win Cup

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Taylor Helps Guide St. Louis Blues to Stanley Cup Championship

An all-star for Clarkson Hockey in the mid 1970s and a 17-year standout in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings, Dave Taylor currently serves as Vice President of Hockey Operations for the St. Louis Blues. Taylor, a 1977 Clarkson graduate, reached the pinnacle of team success in the NHL as he played a prominent behind-the-scenes role in helping St. Louis win the 2019 Stanley Cup Championship.

The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the Stanley Cup Final series deciding Game 7 at the Boston Garden on Wednesday night to claim the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup, ending a 52-year drought that began in their first season of 1967-68.

• June 13, 2019 – Former Kings player and GM Dave Taylor finally gets to lift the Stanley Cup – The Los Angeles Times

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photo courtesy of Bob Ahlfeld

Taylor, Clarkson’s all-time leading scorer amassing 251 points (98-153) through 116 games for the Golden Knights from 1973-77, is an inaugural inductee into Clarkson’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

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