Chosen in the 15th round of the 1975 NHL Draft, Taylor was a King for his entire career: 17 seasons and 1,111 games. As the right wing on the explosive "Triple Crown Line" with Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer, the five-time All-Star scored 431 goals with 638 assists, his 1,069 total points good for third on the Kings' all-time list. In 1991, he was awarded the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey, as well as the King Clancy Trophy for leadership. After Taylor hung up his skates in 1994, the Kings retired his number 18 on April 3, 1995. He was hired as the team's GM in 1997 and spent nine seasons in the position.