Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Taormina
Matthew Taormina was born October 20, 1986 in Warren, Michigan. Following his collegiate career at Providence College, Taormina signed on with the New Jersey Devils.

In his first professional season, spent with the Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League, Taormina put up an impressive 50 points in 75 games.

Taormina made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season. He would appear in 17 games for the Devils recording three goals and two assists.

On July 6, 2012, Taormina found himself an unrestricted free agent and signed on with the Tampa Bay Lightning. During his second season within the Lightning organization, Taormina was traded at the NHL trade deadline to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Prior to the 2014-15 season, as an unrestricted free agent, Taormina signed with the Worcester Sharks. He would go on to appear in 76 games for the club, recording 38 points. A free agent again in the summer of 2015, Taormina signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He would spend the majority of the next two seasons at the AHL level with the Syracuse Crucnh, but would also suit up in three games for the Lightning.

In the summer of 2017, a free agent once more, Taormina signed with the Montreal Canadiens.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Texarkana Bandits NAHL 52 14 30 44 44 9 3 3 6 6
2005-06 Providence College H-East 36 1 10 11 16
2006-07 Providence College H-East 35 5 2 7 6
2007-08 Providence College H-East 36 9 18 27 12
2008-09 Providence College H-East 34 5 15 20 16
2008-09 Binghamton Senators AHL 11 2 3 5 4 +2
2009-10 Lowell Devils AHL 75 10 40 50 45 -4 5 1 3 4 4
2010-11 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 3 2 5 2 -2
2011-12 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 1 6 7 4 +6
2011-12 Albany Devils AHL 33 6 10 16 12 +4
2012-13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 55 4 20 24 21 +10 18 2 10 12 4
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 41 6 12 18 20 -5
2013-14 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 3 5 8 2 +2 4 0 1 1 0
2014-15 Worcester Sharks AHL 76 11 27 38 24 -7 4 1 0 1 0
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 61 13 28 41 10 -1
2016-17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 70 15 45 60 22 +9 22 5 15 20 11
NHL Totals 59 4 8 12 6 3 0 0 0 0


AHL First All-Star Team (2017) Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (2017) Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lowell (AHL), August 14, 2009. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, February 26, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to ankle injury at Boston, November 15, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 6, 2012. Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Dana Tyrell for Jon Marchessault and Dalton Smith, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL). September 26, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2017.
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