The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a new one-year, two-way contract for defenseman Taylor Chorney

Chorney was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He previously played at the University of North Dakota before getting drafted, and was also on Team USA at the 2006 World Junior Championships. Chorney again represented the USA again in the 2007 World Juniors, where he was team captain. He made his NHL debut on April 10, 2009 against the Calgary Flames and recorded his first NHL point in his first game of the 2009-10 season, by assisting one of Zack Stortini’s two goals on October 12, 2009 on the road against the Nashville Predators. Chorney scored his first NHL goal against the Dallas Stars on February 15, 2011 at Rexall Place.

On October 10, 2011, Chorney was placed on waivers with the purpose of being assigned with the Oklahoma City Barons. On October 11, 2011, Chorney was claimed off of waivers by the St. Louis Blues. On November 10, 2011, the St. Louis Blues waived Chorney and was later re-acquired by the Edmonton Oilers. Since teams like having him back for a second time, the Blues signed Chorney during the summer of 2012, keying a comeback for the blueliner. Last season, Chorney played in 73 games with the Peoria Rivermen, recording four goals and 20 assists.

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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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