Undrafted 6th year defenseman Matt Taormina(20) has definitely bounced around from team-to-team in the last few seasons.
As a rookie, coming of four seasons at Providence College, he had a hefty 40 helpers and 10 goals in 75 games.
The effort earned the small but accountable in his own end 5’10” 185 lbs. a two-year entry level deal with New Jersey Devils, where he spent the majority of the next two seasons.
An unrestricted free agent he tested the waters and signed for a year with Tampa Bay Lightning but found himself playing mostly with their minor league affiliate Syracuse Crunch. He was re-signed but once again was unable to crack the parent club’s roster, skating in only 7 NHL games with no points.
If the just turned 28-year old can find the scoring sheet like he did at the beginning of his career, he may find himself signing another big league contract.
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