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Canadiens agree to terms with defenseman Matt Taormina

Taormina receives a two-year, two-way contract with Montreal

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract with free agent defenseman Matt Taormina.

Tweet from @MATaormina: Thank you @TBLightning @SyracuseCrunch for 4 amazing years and the memories. I'm excited to start my new journey with @CanadiensMTL

The 30-year-old defenseman spent the 2016-17 season with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL, reaching the Calder Cup final.

Taormina registered 60 points (15G-45A) in 70 games with the Crunch.

Over the course of his career, the Michigan native has suited up for 59 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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