Tim Taylor enjoyed a successful 13-year NHL career as a hard-working, defensive-minded forward, and on Wednesday he began a new chapter in the League with the announcement by the St. Louis Blues that he will serve as their new Director of Player Development.

"Tim brings a wealth of experience to our club with over 700 NHL games under his belt," Blues Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong said in a press release. "His success as a two-time Stanley Cup winner gives him a unique perspective to pass on to our young players."

Taylor, 42, retired following the 2007-08 season after a 13-year career including stints with Detroit, Boston, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay where he was named the franchise’s eighth captain in September of 2006.

Taylor was originally a second-round pick by Washington in the 1988 Entry Draft. The Stratford, Ontario native appeared in 746 regular season games during his career, recording 73 goals, 167 points and 433 penalty minutes. He added 2 goals, 14 points and 73 penalty minutes in 89 playoff games, winning Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1997 and Tampa Bay in 2004.