Report: Karl Taylor Expected to Join Texas Stars as Assistant

According to Gregg Drinnan, who writes about the WHL at Taking Note, reports that Portland Winterhawks assistant coach Karl Taylor is expected to leave the WHL and join the Texas Stars as assistant to Derek Laxdal.

Taylor and Laxdal are very familiar with each other from time spent in the ECHL and the WHL. Taylor coached the Reading Royals from 2005-2008 and Ontario Reign from 2008-2011. He moved to assist with the AHL's Chicago Wolves in 2011-12. After taking a year off, he assisted with the Winterhawks as they went to their third straight WHL finals series against Laxdal's Oil Kings.

No announcement is planned at this time.