• 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.
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
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk