|Assets:||Skates well and possesses a lot of offensive acumen from the back end, especially at lower levels. Is a good puck-moving blueliner who is good in transition.|
|Flaws:||At only 5-10, 182 pounds, he is undersized for the defense position at the National Hockey League level. Also, he's not great without the puck (defensively).|
|Career Potential:||Depth puck-moving defenseman.|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NAHL||Rookie of the Year||2004-05|
|NAHL||Second All-Star Team||2004-05|
|9/26/2014||Signed with the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|3/05/2014||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|3/05/2014||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|12/18/2013||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|12/04/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning for the purpose of being assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/03/2013||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/08/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/05/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/26/2013||Missed 18 games (back injury).|
|2/26/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Back injury, injured reserve.|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/21/2012||Signed by the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|7/06/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year contract.|
|5/01/2012||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|3/30/2012||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/26/2012||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|12/09/2011||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|10/03/2011||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|7/27/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||New Jersey Devils tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 65 regular season games (ankle injury).|
|11/15/2010||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|10/08/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/26/2010||Signed by the New Jersey Devils to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|3/05/2014||Tampa Bat Ligntning traded Matt Taormina and Dana Tyrell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jonathan Marchessault and Dalton Smith.|
|7/06/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|2/26/2010||Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
Blue Jackets pick up Matt Taormina | 03/05/2014 5:34 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Taormina from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bluejackets.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactTaormina 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.
Matt Taormina goes back to the minors | 12/18/2013 5:00 PM
NewsMatt Taormina has been sent to the minors.
ImpactTaormina 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.
Tampa Bay promotes Matt Taormina | 12/04/2013 6:04 PM
NewsMatt Taormina has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Missy Zielinski on Twitter
ImpactTaormina 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.
Matt Taormina re-ups with Lightning | 07/04/2013 4:20 PM
NewsTampa Bay signed Matt Taormina to a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday.
ImpactHe 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.
Bolts return Matt Taormina to AHL | 04/09/2013 9:49 AM
NewsMatt Taormina was returned to the minors Monday.
ImpactMark 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.
Matt Taormina is on waivers | 01/17/2013 1:53 PM
NewsMatt Taormina has been waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactTaormina dealt with an undisclosed injury during training camp. He has three goals and 16 points in 36 AHL contests this season.
Matt Taormina (undisclosed) sits at camp | 01/17/2013 12:30 PM
NewsMatt Taormina missed his second day of camp Wednesday due to an unspecified injury.
ImpactCoach Guy Boucher said Taormina was "stiff." It's unclear if he will be back on the ice on Thursday.
|Penalty Minutes||4||2011-12 (NJ)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (NJ)|
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