Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League have confirmed the promotion of seasoned talent judge Mike Taylor to head scout.
Taylor, who is based in Guelph, has been scouting in OHL circles since 2002.
After working for OHL Central Scouting for six years, Taylor scouted for the erstwhile Belleville Bulls for seven years before going to work for the Wolves as an area scout.
Taylor has also assisted the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario in the scouting department.
As the Wolves new head scout, Taylor takes over duties previously performed by former general manager Barclay Branch. Branch recently departed the Wolves to take over as GM of the OHL’s Flint Firebirds.
New Wolves GM Rob Papineau referred to Taylor as “intelligent, both as a person and a hockey scout.”
Taylor is a kinesiology graduate of the University of Western Ontario.