Taylor Leier signs in the Czech Republic
Former Flyers forward Taylor Leier hasn’t cracked an NHL lineup in years and will be heading overseas as a result.
Czech side HC Ocelari Trinec announced they signed former NHL players Taylor Leier and Jack Rodewald today. HC Ocelari Trinec plays in the Czech Extraliga, the top hockey league in the Czech Republic. Rodewald played 10 games with the Ottawa Senators from 2017-2019.
The 26 year old Leier last appeared in an NHL game with the Flyers in 2018. Taylor Leier had five points (one goal, four assists) in 39 games with Philadelphia during the 2017-2018 season.
Leier was traded to Buffalo in January 2019 for Justin Bailey and never appeared in an NHL game with the Sabres. He had 40 points (23 goals, 17 assists) in 62 games with the Rochester Americans.
Taylor Leier was a 4th round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by Paul Holmgren. He played 226 games (136 points) with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and 55 games (10 points) with the Flyers.