The Sudbury Wolves organization is pleased to announce that Mike Taylor has been promoted to Head Scout with the team effective immediately. Mike is based out of Guelph, Ontario and has been a key member on the Wolves’ scouting staff for the past two seasons.
“It is an honour to have the opportunity to be part of such a storied franchise as the Sudbury Wolves who are clearly moving in the right direction,” said Taylor. “Being able to be part of the new era this year has been great and I look forward to leading our scouting staff to continue to identify and recruit strong players to play for our hockey club and to help build a championship team.”
Taylor began his scouting career in 2002 for the Ontario Hockey League in the Central Scouting department covering Southwestern Ontario, continuing until 2008. From 2008 until 2015 Taylor was a Regional Scout, under General Manager George Burnett with the Belleville Bulls and later the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League. For the past two seasons, he has served as a Regional Scout based out of Southwestern Ontario covering the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario and the OMHA South Central Triple A (SCTA) for the Sudbury Wolves.
Taylor has also served as a Talent Evaluator for the Under 17 Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario and is a Kinesiology graduate from Western University in 1993.
“Mike is a person who has demonstrated a strong ability to evaluate talent and project success with many players in the Ontario Hockey League over a 16-year scouting career,” said Wolves General Manager and VP of Hockey Operations Rob Papineau. “Mike is a very disciplined and intelligent both as a person and as a hockey scout. He is very committed and passionate about finding the best players and he has proven to be a thoughtful and key contributor in every meeting.”