Professional Hockey player - Former NHL Forward
Taylor Leier is a Canadian pro ice hockey player currently playing for the Straubing Tigers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). In 2012, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. He signed an entry-level contract with them in 2013 and made his NHL debut in 2015. Leier scored his first NHL goal in 2016 and was awarded MVP at the 2017 AHL All-Star Game. In 2018, he signed a two-way contract with the Flyers and was loaned to the Phantoms, then traded to the Sabres and assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He signed an AHL contract in 2019. During the 2019-20 season, Leier scored 7 goals in 17 games and secured a two-way NHL contract with the Sabres. As a free agent, he opted to extend his career in Europe, signing with HC Oceláři Třinec of the ELH in 2021.