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After two appearances with the Calgary Flames this season as a fill in goaltender, Danny Taylor has agreed to a deal with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League.

Will Joey MacDonald signed for next season with Reto Berra and Karri Ramo also challenging for the starting role, there was little room for Taylor to fit in. The future is still up in the air for Miikka Kiprusoff, and Barry Brust, and Joni Ortio is also under contract while Edmonton Oil Kings standout Laurent Brossoit will likely go pro either in the AHL or ECHL. Leland Irving will likely test the UFA market this summer.

Taylor had a 1-1 record for the Flames this season, with a 3.00 goals-against average and an .912 save percentage. He earned a 4-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in early March. He was among the AHL’s goaltending leaders midway through the season with a second-best GAA of 1.77 and was fourth in save percentage at .930 when an injury to Kiprusoff led the Flames to sign Taylor to an NHL contract on February 6 and recall him to Calgary.

Elsewhere, Taylor has played for four American Hockey League squads, five ECHL teams and also spent one season in Germany.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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