The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired center Jeff Taffe (TAYF) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Marty Reasoner.
Taffe, 29, recorded two points (G, A) and four penalty minutes in 21 regular-season games with Florida during the 2009-10 campaign. The Hastings, Minnesota, native also tallied 56 points (28G, 28A) in 61 regular-season contests, and added seven points (G, 6A) in seven postseason tilts last season with the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans.
Originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (30th overall) of the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Taffe has registered 21 goals and 23 assists in 174 career regular-season NHL contests over parts of seven seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes (2002-04, 2005, 2006-07), New York Rangers (2005), Pittsburgh Penguins (2007-09) and Florida (2009-10). Taffe has also notched 309 points (137G, 172A) in 389 regular-season games in the AHL with Springfield, Utah, Hartford, San Antonio, Wilkes-Barre and Rochester, as well as 21 points (6G, 15A) in 24 career AHL postseason tilts.
Reasoner, 33, was originally acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Thrashers on June 24, 2010.