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#4 Taylor Chorney
Position: Defense
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 196
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's
Taylor Chorney
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 01/19/2007

Chorney and teammate Robbie Bina each need 11 goals to move into tie for 10th place in school history for career goals by a defenseman ... Chorney enters the season with nine career multi-point games ... Chorney is one of two AHCA All-American defensemen to return to school in 2007-08; the other is Boston University’s Matt Gilroy, who was a second team East selection last season.

2006-07: Named to the American Hockey Coaches Association Second Team West All-America squad last season ... A second team All-WCHA selection ... Named WCHA All-Academic for first time in his career ... One of league-tying high 11 UND players named WCHA All-Academic ... Played in 39 of UND’s 43 games ... Missed four games while playing for the United States at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Leksand and Mora, Sweden ... Was team captain for U.S. squad ... Was UND’s fifth-leading scorer last season with 31 points (8g, 23a) ... His 31 points ranked second among UND defenseman to Robbie Bina’s 32 points ... Had eight points (1g, 7a) in seven postseason games ... Tied for ninth nationally in points per game (0.79) by a defenseman ... Finished sixth in the WCHA in scoring by defensemen in conference games with a 0.73 point per game average ... Tied for fifth in the WCHA in scoring by defensemen in all games with a 0.76 point per game average ... Had first career multi-goal game when he scored two goals in a 6-3 win over Bemidji State on Jan. 20 ... Had six multi-point games ... Had two five-game point-scoring streaks on the season ... Named the Jan. 30 WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after recording four assists in a weekend sweep over Minnesota ... Had a career-high three points (all assists) in 7-3 win at top-ranked Minnesota on Jan. 27 ... Had two GWG in 6-3 win over Bemidji State on Jan. 20 and in 8-4 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 9 ... Named all-tournament at WCHA Final Five after he had an assist in 6-2 win over St. Cloud State and goal and assist in 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota ... Named to InsideCollegeHockey.com’s All-WCHA Team ... Received honorable mention by USCHO when it named its national All-USCHO teams ... Earned second letter.

2005-06: Had three goals and 15 assists for 18 points in 44 games ... Ranked second on the team with a +22 plus/minus rating ... His 18 points ranked second among UND defensemen ... Had five points (all assists) in the 2006 postseason (WCHA & NCAA) ... Made his collegiate debut vs. Miami (Oct. 8) ... Scored his first career goal with a power-play tally vs. Denver (Oct. 28) ... Had a plus or even plus/minus rating in 15 of his last 17 games ... Played for the United States at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Chosen by Edmonton Oilers in the second round (36th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Played the past two seasons for Shattuck-St. Mary’s, where he helped lead the Sabres to a national midget title ... In 2004-05, recorded 38 points (6 goals, 32 assists) and 56 PIM in 55 games ... Chosen as captain of U.S. Under-17 & Under-18 national teams ... Played on Under-18 gold U.S. national team at World Championships and Under-18 national champions ... Also a five-time golf letter winner.

Personal: A 2005 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn. ... Plans to major in business management ... Son of Marc and Lynn Chorney ... Father played hockey at UND from 1977-81 and was former UND captain, All-America defenseman and member of UND’s 1980 national championship team.

Chorney’s Career Statistics
OVERALL

Year

GP

G

A

PTS

PEN

PP

SH

GW

05-06

44

3

15

18

23/54

2

0

0

06-07

39

8

23

31

20/48

5

0

2

Totals

83

11

38

49

43/102

7

0

2

WCHA

Year

GP

G

A

PTS

PEN

PP

SH

GW

05-06

28

3

8

11

13/34

2

0

0

06-07

26

5

14

19

12/32

3

0

1

Totals

54

8

22

30

25/66

5

0

1


Career Game Highs
Goals: 2, 1/20/07 vs. Bemidji State
Assists: 3, 1/27/07 at Minnesota
Points: 3, 1/27/07 at Minnesota
Longest Point Streak: 5 games, twice. Most recent (4-5=9) 3/03/07 at st. Cloud State to 3/17/07 vs. Minnesota

Career Firsts
Game: 10/08/05 vs. Miami
Goal: 10/29/05 vs. Denver
Assist: 11/11/05 at Minnesota Duluth