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Matt Taormina | Defenseman | #51

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188

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The Canadiens have signed defenseman Matt Taormina to a two-way, two-year contract.
Terms were not disclosed. This could be a sneaky good signing as Taormina has always had offensive potential but has never been able to put it together at the NHL level. In 70 games anchoring the Syracuse Crunch power play in the AHL last season, Taormina registered a whopping 60 points. If spotted in the right spot, Taormina could be an effective offensive blueliner. Keep an eye on him at the Habs' training camp this September. Jul 1 - 2:35 PM

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Matt Taormina has been assigned to the minors.

He didn't play any games with the Lightning during his NHL call-up. Taormina has one assist in two games with the Syracuse Crunch this year.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Matt Taormina will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 30-year-old hasn't played in an NHL game this season, but he's picked up one assist in two AHL games in 2016-17. You can continue to ignore him in all fantasy formats.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been brought up by Tampa Bay.

He has one assist in two games for Syracuse this season. Taormina will probably serve as an extra during his stint with the Lightning.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Matt Taormina has signed a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay.

He spent most of the season in the AHL, but he did play three regular-season games and three playoff games with the Lightning.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Matt Taormina will spend Game 3 in the press box.

Taormina last played on May 3. He has no points and a plus-one rating in three playoff games.
Wed, May 18, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Matt Taormina, Joel Vermin, and Nikita Nesterov will be scratched in Game 4 on Friday against the Islanders.

Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value to be found here as neither player has managed to impact the stat sheet this season.
Fri, May 6, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Matt Taormina will make his playoffs debut Tuesday night in Game 4 against Detroit.

The Lightning will dress seven defenders in the contest. The 29-year-old has just 59 games of NHL experience coming in and none in the playoffs. He has 12 points in that time, so we wouldn't expect much from him.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Matt Taormina is a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Lightning's first round series.

Taormina was called up on Thursday, but it looks like he's part of the Lightning's insurance policy for now. He had 13 goals and 41 points in 61 AHL contests.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 07:10:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have called up Matt Taormina.

Taormina has 13 goals and 41 points in 61 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 29-year-old also has 12 points in 57 career NHL games.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Matt Taormina has been sent back to the minors.

The Lightning got Jason Garrison back from injury on Monday night, so Taormina returned to AHL Syracuse to make room.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Matt Taormina has been called up by Tampa Bay.

He has posted 11 goals and 31 points in 49 games with Syracuse of the AHL this season. Taormina has played one match with the Lightning this year and he has 12 points in 57 career NHL outings.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been returned to AHL Syracuse.

Taormina has two goals and five points in 10 AHL contests in 2015-16. He made his season debut with Tampa Bay on Monday, logging 9:16 minutes of ice time.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Matt Taormina will suit up in Monday's game against Florida.

The Lightning will dress seven defensemen in the match because of injuries to forwards Tyler Johnson, Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin. Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden will be in the lineup as well.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Matt Taormina is a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Florida.

Earlier reports suggested that the 29-year-old would play tonight, but he won't be participating in the battle of the Sunshine State.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 07:02:00 PM

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