Taylor Beck signs one-year deal with Avtomobilist of KHL


Forward Taylor Beck has signed a one-year contract with Avtomobilist of the KHL, according to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express.

Beck was a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators back in 2009, but he only managed to suit up in 92 NHL games since then.

The 26-year-old was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2015 before being shipped to the Islanders as part of a package for Michael Grabner that fall.

At the 2016 trade deadline, Beck was sent to the Colorado Avalanche for Marc-Andre Cliche. The Avs didn’t give him a qualifying offer at the end of that season, so he became an unrestricted free agent.

He eventually resurfaced in Edmonton last season. Although he had no points in five NHL games during the 2016-17 season, he managed to score 66 points in 56 games in the AHL with the Bakersfield Condors and Hartford Wolf Pack. The Oilers then traded him to the Rangers in exchange for Justin Fontaine.

Beck leaves the NHL with 11 goals, 23 points and 32 penalty minutes.

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