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Jeff Taffe
Jeff Taffe
Left Wing
Number: 22
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 19, 1981
Birthplace: Hastings, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 13, 2007
Drafted: STL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (30th overall)
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.

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