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Jeff Taffe

Jeff Taffe  #23

Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: February 19, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Hastings, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: STL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (30th overall)
Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1999) AHL Second All-Star Team (2013) Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis with Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Ben Eager) in 2002 Entry Draft for Keith Tkachuk, March 13, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix for Jamie Lundmark, October 18, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers for Martin Sonnenberg, January 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 6, 2009. Traded to Chicago by Florida for Marty Reasoner, July 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), July 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Linkoping (Sweden), July 22, 2014.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016