Matt Taormina (D)
CAREER: has compiled 121 points (31-90-121) in 232 AHL games with Binghamton, Lowell, Albany, Syracuse, and Springfield. 2014-15: enters 6th professional seasonâ€¦..2013-14: spent the season with Syracuse (AHL), Tampa Bay (NHL), and Springfield (AHL). 2009-10: ranked 7th among AHL defenseman with 50 points (10-40-50) with the Lowell Devils. 2008-09: Earned All-Hockey East Honorable Mention ... Received the team's Lou Lamoriello Most Valuable Player Award and shared the Ron Wilson Best Defensive Player Award ... Played in all 34 games and totaled 20 points on five goals and 15 assists ... Ranked second on the team with 15 assists and 20 points ... Had five multiple-point games ... Matched a career-high with three assists in a win at Brown (12/9) ... Had a four-game point streak (1 g, 7 a) from 12/9 to 1/16 ... Scored the game winner late in the third period at UMass (1/16) ... Scored in a 4-4 overtime tie at No. 12 UNH (2/13). 2007-08: Played in all 36 games his junior year ... Recorded career highs in goals (9), assists (18) and points (27) ... His 27 points was the second highest mark on the team ... Recorded three power-play goals and two short-handed tallies ... Scored two goals and assisted on three others in a road win over No. 11 Maine on 11/9; his five-point game was the highest single-game output for a Friar last season ... Notched the game-winning goal in the Friars' road win over No. 9 Boston College, their first at Kelley Rink since 2003 ... Selected to the All-New England Second Team as well as the All-Hockey East Second Team in 2008 ... Shared the team's Lou Lamoriello Most Valuable Player Award ... Named Hockey East Player of the Week twice (11/12 & 2/4). 2006-07: Played in all 35 games and posted seven points (five goals, two assists) ... Tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in Hockey East play ... Scored two power-play goals and one game winner ... Tallied one goal in a 5-3 win over Boston College 10/31 ... Scored one goal versus UMass as the Friars rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the Minutemen on 2/10 ... Scored the game winner in PC's 2-1 win over Merrimack on 3/3. 2005-06: Played in all 36 games and recorded 11 points on one goal and 10 assists ... Finished fourth among PC defensemen in scoring with 11 points ... Nine of his 11 points came in Hockey East games ... Scored first collegiate goal against Sacred Heart on 12/22 ... Tallied two assists in a win at Boston University on 1/6 Recorded one assist in wins at Maine (1/20) and versus UNH (1/27).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Texarkana Bandits of the NAHL ... Recorded 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists) in 52 games ... Named NAHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the league's second team ... Finished tied for second among NAHL defensemen in scoring; also finished second in the league with five short-handed goals. PERSONAL: NAME: Matthew A. Taormina ... FAMILY: Son of Susan and Angelo Taormina ... Has a younger brother Christopher ... MAJOR: Finance HOBBIES: Golf, watching movies.