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Matt Taormina

Matt Taormina  #20

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: October 20, 1986  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Warren, MI, United States
Shoots: Left
2015-16 - Made season debut Nov. 16 at FLA and recorded one shot and one hit in 9:16 TOI - Did not play Nov. 14 vs. FLA - Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch on Nov. 13 - Scored two goals, had three assists and was +4 in 10 games with the Crunch this season 2014-15 - Played 76 games for AHL Worcester, recording 38 points (11-27) 2013-14 - Played in seven games for the Bolts - Was traded along with Dana Tyrell by the Lightning to Columbus for Jonathan Marchessault and Dalton Smith on March 5, 2014 Career - Made his Lightning debut on April 6, 2013 at NYI - Made his NHL debut with New Jersey on Oct. 8, 2010 - Skated in 47 games over two seasons (2010-11, 2011-12) with the Devils
Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lowell (AHL), August 14, 2009. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, February 26, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to ankle injury at Boston, November 15, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 6, 2012. Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Dana Tyrell for Jon Marchessault and Dalton Smith, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL). September 26, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2015.
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