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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Michael Paliotta

North American Skater - U. of Vermont, H-EAST
Final Rank:86Midterm Rank:32
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 3"Weight:198
Born:April 6, 1993
Born in:Westport, CT, USA
Drafted: 2011: CHI (3rd Round / 70th Overall)  Chicago Blackhawks
• Has committed to play for the University of Vermont for the fall of 2011.

• In his second year with the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2010-11, Paliotta competed for the Under-18 team recording 13 points (1-12--13) in 52 games. He helped the U.S. win gold at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships.

• The former Choate Rosemary Hall standout also competed in the 2010 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge where the U.S. won 2-1 over Team Ontario to win gold -- Paliotta finished with two points (0-2--2) in six games.

• A hidden talent is playing baseball, at the age of 10 he won a Connecticut State Championship.

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Chris Pronger
Shootout move: Fake shot, back hand
Goal celebration: Fist pump
Video game: NHL 2011
Movie: Friday Night Lights
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Adam Sandler
Website: NHL.com
Home-cooked meal: Steak, green beans, mashed potato
Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with the boys

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010USA U-17USHL3216743
2010-2011USA U-18USHL601141577




Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1