According to TSN, Danny Taylor will be making his first National Hockey League career start for the Calgary Flames tonight as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Taylor will become the fourth goaltender to start for the Flames this year, joining Leland Irving, Joey MacDonald and Miikka Kiprusoff.
The Flames demoted Irving to their American Hockey League affiliate in Abbotsford and recalled Danny Taylor on Saturday following the Flames' 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Taylor, a native of Plymouth, Great Britain, is the seventh goaltender from Great Britain to play in the National Hockey League joining Andy Aitkenhead of the New York Rangers (1932-1935), Wilf Cude (1930-1941) who played with the Philadelphia Quakers, Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, Byron Dafoe (1992-2004) who played with the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Thrashers, Charlie Gardiner of the Chicago Black Hawks (1927-1934), Alex Wood of the New York Americans (1936-1937) and Chris Worthy of the Oakland Seals (1968-1971).
Taylor, a seventh round draft pick with the Los Angeles Kings in 2004, played in one game for the Kings in the 2007-08 season, making eight saves on ten shots. He then signed with the Flames on February 6.