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Matt Taormina | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185

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Matt Taormina has returned to Tampa Bay on a one-year, two-way contract.
The 28-year-old Taormina is a career minor leaguer, and isn't expected to see much time with Tampa. Rather he's expected to help fill out AHL Syracuse's blue line. Taormina had his best season since 2009-10 with AHL Worcester, tallying 11 goals and 38 points over 76 games. He had previously played for Tampa Bay and Syracuse from 2012-14, scoring 42 points in 99 games for the Crunch. Jul 1 - 7:51 PM
Source: TSN

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Taormina from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has six goals and 12 assists in 41 AHL contests in 2013-14. He isn't expected to ever have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been sent to the minors.

Taormina has four goals and 12 points in 56 career NHL games. The 27-year-old defenseman isn't likely to ever have much fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has two goals and 10 points in 13 AHL games this season. He hasn't played in the NHL this season, but the 27-year-old defenseman has four goals and eight assists in 49 career contests.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Tampa Bay signed Matt Taormina to a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday.

He recorded 24 points and a plus-10 rating in 55 games with AHL Syracuse this past campaign. Taormina also dressed in two matches with the Lightning.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Matt Taormina was returned to the minors Monday.

Mark Barberio, who was recalled from the minors on Monday, is slated to make his NHL debut Tuesday night. Taormina played two games with the Lightning this past weekend.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Matt Taormina has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has four goals and 21 points in 50 AHL games this season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value for the rest of the season.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina dealt with an undisclosed injury during training camp. He has three goals and 16 points in 36 AHL contests this season.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Matt Taormina missed his second day of camp Wednesday due to an unspecified injury.

Coach Guy Boucher said Taormina was "stiff." It's unclear if he will be back on the ice on Thursday.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Matt Taormina had a helper and a penalty in Syracuse's 3-1 win over Hamilton on Wednesday night.

The defenseman now has six points in nine games this year. He spent last year in the Devils organization split between the AHL and NHL before signing an AHL contract with the Lightning this offseason. Richard Panik had a goal, his third of the season.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:16:00 PM

Matt Taormina has signed an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch.

Taormina had a goal and seven points in 30 games with the New Jersey Devils last season. He inked a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay in July.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 02:25:00 PM

Matt Taormina has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina had a goal and seven points in 30 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2011-12. Tampa Bay already has eight blueliners signed to one-way contracts, so Taormina will probably start the season in the minors.
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 12:58:00 PM

Matt Taormina skated with the New Jersey Devils at practice on Thursday.

The Devils did not have Marek Zidlicky and Anton Volchenkov participating in the session, so Taormina filled in with the rest of New Jersey's defense corps. According to the team, Zidlicky and Volchenkov were "resting."
Thu, May 10, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been sent down to AHL Albany.

Taormina has a goal and six assists in 30 NHL contests this season. He also has 14 points in 25 games with Albany.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Matt Taormina had been a healthy scratch for 10 straight games before drawing back into the lineup on Sunday.

Anton Volchenkov missed Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh due to a lower-body injury, so Taormina got the opportunity to play for the first time since Mar. 4. He has posted seven points and a plus-6 rating in 29 games this campaign.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 07:50:00 AM

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