Matt Taormina (Photo by Douglas Browne | Rocket Sports Media)

Montreal Canadiens Media Release

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.

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.