Former Los Angeles Jr. King Kaelan Taylor has announced his commitment to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Clarkson University following his junior career.
A 1999-born defenseman, Taylor has one assist through 21 games this season patrolling the blue line for the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Taylor, who played his final youth season with the Jr. Kings’ 18U AAA team in 2016-17 under the direction of head coach Barry Dreger, skated last year with the Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League.
“I’m pretty excited to finally commit,” said Taylor. “This is just the beginning, but I’m really excited that it’s Clarkson, too, because my dad and my grandfather went there.”
“We’re proud of Kaelan,” said Dubuque head coach Oliver David, a Southern California native. “Finding a fit with Clarkson for the 2020-21 season and having a plan to continue his development and be ready for them upon arrival shows his maturity.
“Clarkson is getting a smart young man and a passionate hockey player.”
Led by head coach Casey Jones, the Golden Knights are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.