Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff Taffe
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JeffTaffe
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 207
BIRTHDATE: 02/19/1981
BIRTHPLACE: Hastings, MN, USA
DRAFTED: STL: 2000-30 overall

2008-09 NOTES:
*Was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Dec. 17 and is in his third stint with the club this season.
*Ranks second on the team with 29 points (14G-15A) in 25 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) at the time of his recall.

SEASON HIGH:
Points: 1 - (2X) last time, Dec. 18 @ ATL
Shots: 1 - (4X) last time, Dec. 20 vs. TOR
Icetime: 11:05 - Dec. 13 @ PHI
Plus/Minus: E - (3X) last time, Dec. 22 @ BUF
Hits: 2 - Dec. 13 @ PHI

CAREER HIGHS MOST RECENT
Goals: 1(20X) 03/12/2008 PIT 7 vs BUF 3
Assists: 1(22X) 12/18/2008 PIT 6 at ATL 3
Points: 2(4X) 02/26/2008 PIT 4 at NYI 2 (1G-1A)br>SOG: 6(1X) 03/08/2007 PHO 2 vs VAN 4
PIM: 4(3X) 01/20/2008 PIT at ATL 4
2007-08: Versatile winger chipped in five goals, 12 points in 45 games in first season with Penguins … Scored game-winning goal Jan. 19 vs. Montreal … Had career-high four-game point streak (2+3) from Feb. 23-28 … Recorded first multiple point game with Penguins on Feb. 26 vs. NY Islanders (1+1) … Began season at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and was leading team in goals (12) and points (21) at the time of his recall.

NHL CAREER: Played 100 NHL games from 2002-07 – 98 with Phoenix and two with NY Rangers … Most productive NHL season was 2003-04 with Phoenix, when he had eight goals, 18 points in 59 games … Began 2005-06 season with Phoenix, was traded to NY Rangers for Jamie Lundmark on Oct. 18, 2005, then was re-acquired by Phoenix on Jan. 24, 2006 … Scored first NHL goal Jan. 14, 2003 vs. St. Louis.

INTERNATIONAL: Represented U.S at World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2001. … Scored six goals in seven games at 2001 WJC … Two-year WJC totals of 13 points (7+6) in 14 games.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at University of Minnesota from 1999-2002 and helped lead Gophers to 2002 NCAA championship as a junior ... Scored game-winning goals in NCAA semifinal vs. Michigan and West Regional vs. Colorado … Ranked second in NCAA with 34 goals in 2001-02.