|Born||October 20 1986,|
Warren, MI, USA
|5 ft 10 in (0 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13)
|NHL team||New Jersey Devils|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
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. 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. 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||17||3||2||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Devils sign 5 players to AHL contracts. New Jersey Devils (2009-08-20). Retrieved on 2010-10-19.
- Rookie defenseman Matt Taormina won't forget his first goal for Devils. NJ.com (2010-09-27). Retrieved on 2010-10-19.
- Devils lose to Avalanche 3-2, now 1-3-1 to start season. NJ.com (2010-10-15). Retrieved on 2010-10-19.
[edit | edit source]
- Matt Taormina's NHL player profile
- Matt Taormina's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Matt Taormina's profile on TSN.ca
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