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Matt Taormina
Defenceman
DOB : 10/20/1986
HT : 5'10"
WT : 182
SHOOTS : Left
Birthplace : Warren, MN

2016-17: Invited to the AHL All Star game (3rd straight year)… Ranked 1st in the AHL in points by a defenseman (60 – tied with T. Brennan)… Finished 1st among AHL defensemen in the playoffs in goals (5), assists (15) and points (20)… Recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as Top AHL Defenseman… 2015-16: Second participation in the AHL All Star game… Finished 2nd among team defensemen in points (42)… 2014-15: 1st participation in the AHL All-Star game… Ranked 1st among the AHL Worcester Sharks defensemen in goals (11) and points (38)… Helped his team clinch a playoff berth… 2013-14: Traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Mar. 5 with D. Tyrell in return for D. Smith and J. Marchessault… 2012-13 : Recorded 2 goals and added 10 helpers in 18 playoff games helping his team reach the AHL Finals… 2011-12 : Played 30 games with the NJD recoding 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points, all personal-highs… 2010-11: Played his 1st NHL game with the NJD on Oct. 8 vs. DAL… Collected his 1st NHL point (assist) on Oct. 13 at BUF… Recorded his 1st NHL goal on Oct. 25 vs. COL… 2009-10: Played 75 games in his 1st AHL season with the Lowell Devils… Ranked 2nd among all AHL rookies defensemen in points (50) and 1st in assists (40)… 2008-09: Collected 20 points (5-15-20) in his final collegiate year at Providence College… Finished 1st among team’s defensemen in goals for the 2nd consecutive year… Played his 1st game and recorded his 1st goal in the AHL on Mar. 10 at Portland… 2007-08: Set personal-highs in goals (9), assists (18) and points (27) ranking 1st on his team in all three categories…. Named to the 2nd NCAA All-Star Team… 2006-07: Recorded 5 goals to rank 2nd on team’s defensemen (tied with M. Fayne)… 2005-06: Played 36 games with Providence College ranking 2nd among team defensemen in assists (10)… Set a personal-high in the NCAA with 16 PIM…

Season Team gp g a pts +/- pen ppg ppa shg sha wg otg s %s
2017-18 LAV 63 4 48 52 -31 18 4 32 0 1 0 0 120 3.3
2016-17 SYR 70 15 45 60 9 22 8 24 1 1 1 0 183 8.2
2015-16 SYR 61 13 28 41 -1 10 5 15 0 0 2 1 159 8.2
2014-15 WOR 76 11 27 38 -7 24 4 15 0 0 2 2 146 7.5
2013-14 SYR 41 6 12 18 -5 20 3 10 0 0 0 0 81 7.4
2013-14 SPR 17 3 5 8 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 20 15.0
2012-13 SYR 55 4 20 24 10 21 2 5 1 0 0 0 107 3.7
2011-12 ALB 33 6 10 16 4 12 3 3 0 0 2 0 94 6.4
2009-10 LOW 75 10 40 50 -4 45 8 24 0 1 0 0 190 5.3
2008-09 BNG 11 2 3 5 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 19 10.5
Total AHL 502 74 238 312 -21 178 40 129 2 4 9 3 1119 6.6