23-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks
Taylor Doherty Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with San Jose in July 2014.
Doherty cleared waivers and the Sharks have reassigned him to AHL Worcester.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With the 57th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Sharks nabbed Doherty, a hulky puck-moving defenseman smooth on his blades. For the past four seasons, the 6-foot-8 man from Cambridge, Ontario has spent time with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, a team he captained last season on the way to recording 53 points (14 G, 39 A) and 86 penalty minutes in 68 games. The 20-year-old also appeared in just three games with AHL Worcester last season, but with more professional hockey experience under his belt in the coming years Doherty could evolve into a nice two-way defender in the NHL.
The Sharks secured Doherty's services with a contract this past offseason. He has an imposing frame, which he used to his advantage in three seasons with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL, particularly in the penalty minutes department (372 total PIM). While he most certainly has a future with the Sharks, he likely will not arrive in the big stage of the NHL in 2010-11.
Doherty has registered consecutive 20-point seasons with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. At 6-foot-7, 218-pounds, he is a physical type that will get his share of minutes in the penalty box with not much else to offer.