Taylor Beck
LW FA
1 year ago

Beck will move overseas to play in the KHL for the 2017-18 campaign, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beck played in just five NHL games this past season -- two with New York and three with Edmonton. The 26-year-old winger likely will be looking for a regular role and possibly more money, both of which can be achieved in the KHL. It seems unlikely the Ontario native will get another shot with an NHL squad, but a breakout year in Russia could help him earn his way back.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Beck ended up appearing in four games with the Rangers this season, coming up particularly strong on his latest call-up. The winger prospect garnered 1:27 of power-play ice time while facing the Senators on Saturday, and then followed that up with four shots on goal and two hits the next day against the Penguins. At the very least, he'll be someone to keep an eye on in training camp this fall.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was promoted to the Rangers from AHL Hartford on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Traded from the Oilers at this year's deadline, Beck has shredded AHL competition, indiscriminate of which minor-league team he's been on. The 25-year-old dropped 19 goals and 44 assists between 54 games split between the Condors and Wolf Pack this campaign. For Beck, it'll be important for him to stick with one organization since he's onto his third club since the Predators took him in the third round (70th overall) of the 2009 draft.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was traded from the Oilers to the Rangers for fellow forward Justin Fontaine on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Blueshirts may have gotten the better end of this deal, as Fontaine's just a bottom-six guy at best, but Beck has the upside to be more than that -- he's been a killer at the AHL level this year, ripping off 50 points in 40 games. It's not clear whether Beck will find his way into the Rangers' plans down the stretch, but with Jesper Fast (shoulder) scheduled to miss some time, he might find a bottom-six opening to occupy for a while. However, he'll probably spend the majority of his time at AHL Hartford.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was assigned to AHL Bakersfield on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The winger has only played three games in the NHL this year, and is pointless so far, so it makes sense to send him down. Replacing him with Edmonton is Anton Lander, who has been a high-scoring forward for AHL Bakersfield.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Beck has been a machine in the AHL this season, tallying two or more points in five of his last six games for the Condors while leading the minors in the category (30). The 25-year-old winger has yet to break onto the NHL scene in any significant way -- his best season came during the 2014-15 campaign with the Predators when he recorded 16 points over 62 games -- but he'll now get another opportunity with the Oilers. Anton Slepyshev was assigned to the AHL in a corresponding roster move. The first opportunity for Beck to draw into the big club lineup will be Saturday against the Lightning.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

The Oilers assigned Beck to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Zack Kassian (undisclosed) is expected to return to Edmonton's lineup Sunday against the Rangers, so the Oilers are no longer in need of Beck's services up front. The 25-year-old winger only logged 8:04 of ice time in the one game he drew into during his stay with the big club, and will likely spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was recalled by the Oilers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old winger has notched 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in eight AHL contests this season and will look to build off the effort in what could be his first NHL action of the season. Given the number of injuries it required for him to rejoin the club, it's possible his stay with the team won't last beyond the next player's return from injury.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck was placed on waivers Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Beck inked a one-year deal with the Oilers in July, but obviously the team is ready to part ways with the 25-year-old. Over the last four seasons, Beck has made a total of 25 NHL appearances.

Taylor Beck
LW FA
2 years ago

Beck has been signed to a one-year contact with the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old winger has played with both the Nashville Predators and the New York Islanders. He will bring his 23 career NHL points and 87 career games of experience to the Oilers.