Matt Taormina
Born October 20 1986 (1986-10-20) (age 33),
Warren, MI, USA
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Matthew Angelo Taormina (born October 20, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Taormina began his amateur career playing in the North American Hockey League with the Texarkana Bandits. Earning a place in the Second All-Star Team, the All-Rookie Team and winning the NAHL's Rookie of the year, Matt then committed to play collegiate hockey in the Hockey East with Providence College. With a selection to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team as a junior, Matt progressed to join the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League after completing his senior year at the end of the 2008–09 season.

As an undrafted Free Agent, Taormina was signed to an AHL contract for the 2009–10 season by the New Jersey Devils on August 20, 2009.[1] Taormina scored 50 points in 75 games to lead the Lowell Devils in assists and signed a one-year contract extension with the Devils on February 26, 2010.

With an impressive training camp and with the advantage of familiarity under head coach John MacLean with Lowell, Matt opened the 2010–11 season on the New Jersey Devils roster.[2] In his fifth game, Matt scored his first NHL goal on October 15, 2010, a powerplay goal, against Craig Anderson of the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-2 defeat.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Texarkana Bandits NAHL 52 14 30 44 44
2005–06 Providence College HE 36 1 10 11 16
2006–07 Providence College HE 35 5 2 7 6
2007–08 Providence College HE 39 9 18 27 12
2008–09 Providence College HE 34 5 15 20 16
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 11 2 3 5 4
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 75 10 40 50 45 5 1 3 4 4
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 3 2 5 2
NHL totals 17 3 2 5 2


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