Fred ‘Cyclone’ Taylor played with the Ottawa Senators from 1907 to 1909 leading them to a Stanley Cup victory in 1909. He played two seasons for the Renfrew Millionaires (formerly the Creamery Kings), with Frank and Lester Patrick (1909/10 and 1910/11). The Patrick brothers lured him west in 1912, to play with the Vancouver Millionaires (Pacific Coast Hockey Association). He starred with the team until his retirement in 1921.
Taylor led the PCHA in scoring for five years. He amassed a total of 263 individual career points between 1912 and 1921 (159 goals, 104 assists – No. 1 in the league). “Cyclone” Taylor helped the Vancouver Millionaires win the Stanley Cup in 1915. They won three games straight (6-2, 8-3, 12-5) against the Ottawa Senators – seven of the goals were scored by “Cyclone.”
Taylor later served as president of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (1936-40) and goodwill official for the NHL and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Taylor served as a member of the organizing committee of the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame.
“Cyclone” was recognized in 1946 as a member of the Order of the British Empire. He is also inducted into Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame.