Poll: Should the Reign bring back Justin Taylor?

The rundown on forward Justin Taylor:

2010-11 stats [career]: 7 goals, 21 points, minus-1 rating, 42 penalty minutes in 41 games.

Quote: “I’m getting to that age where I need to go over and start making a little more money. It’s also a little easier on the body, as far as the European schedule. But I really had fun here. I loved the area.”

Pros: Taylor has size (6-4, 210) and a good set of hands, is strong on the forecheck, and has plenty of experience at the next level. He also appeared to be recovered from the back injury that cost him all of 2009-10, especially in his final 12 games (four goals, nine points, plus-1).

Cons: Taylor became a veteran (more than 260 professional games played) last season and ECHL teams can only have four. If he’s going to be worth a spot, and doesn’t go to Europe, Taylor needs to prove that his first 29 games (three goals, 12 points) were just a fluke.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.