Taylor Wootton progressed through the junior ranks in Kent to under 16s level before moving to the nearby Lee Valley Lions for 2012/13. Over two seasons he represented the Alexandra Palace based outfit at under 16s and under 18s before securing an NIHL South Division 1 berth with the London Raiders come 2014/15. On a two-way deal with the Guildford Phoenix under 18s, the skater made a handful of appearances in the NIHL’s top tier whilst spending the majority of their his representing the junior side. Last season Dynamos Head Coach Kevin Parrish then invited the young forward back to the club that had previously been his home with Wootton maintaining their two-way deal in Guildford.
In 2015/16 Taylor Wootton dressed 16 times for the under 18s and tallied an impressive 22 goals and 21 assists for a total of 43 points. He also appeared for the under 20s on 14 occasions – a further 10 strikes and a hand in 11 more giving him a return of 21 points at the higher level. Meanwhile the skater wore the number 25 jersey 15 times for the Mos and grabbed his first point in the NIHL South Division 1 with an assist at home against the Milton Keynes Thunder in December.
“ Taylor is a very promising player with a very promising career ahead of him so we’re very pleased he is back at the club for 2016/17. Both Taylor and his brother Haydn had the option of continuing to split their time between the Dynamos and the under 20s at Guildford but both have made the decision to commit to the Mos full time this season. They had excellent years with their junior clubs last term and brought plenty of energy to the ice when they dressed for us throughout the year. Their potential is there for all to see and both Taylor and Haydn are up for the challenge of now making that step up to the NIHL South’s top tier full time”.