Now, the 24-year old will get to play for the Devils; he was traded from the Anaheim Ducks for two draft picks on June 26.
Palmieri was born Smithtown, N.Y., but grew up in Montvale, N.J., rooting for the New York Rangers.
"I probably went to more Devils games than I did Rangers games just because it was easier to get tickets and for me it was way easier to get to (the Meadowlands) than it was for me to get into the city," Palmieri told Northjersey.com on Thursday. "I definitely grew up going to more Devils games than I did Rangers games."
McDonald, 30, spent the past three seasons with the New York Islanders, splitting time last season between the Islanders and their American Hockey League affiliate in Bridgeport, Conn. In parts of five NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Islanders, McDonald has 18 goals and 44 points in 140 games.
The Anaheim Ducks named Dave Nonis as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray on Friday.
Nonis, 49, served as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from January 2013 until he was fired on April 12 with three years remaining on his contract. He also worked for the Ducks for six months in 2008 as an adviser under general manager Brian Burke and was GM of the Vancouver Canucks from 2004-08, where he replaced Burke.
Dillabaugh comes to the Flyers from the Los Angeles Kings, where he spent the last eight seasons working in a goaltender development role for the club. In his time with the Kings, Dillabaugh contributed to the development of Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier and Martin Jones, while also working with goaltenders at the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and prospects playing elsewhere in professional and amateur hockey.
The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Brendan Lemieux on three-year, two-way, entry level contract with an average annual value of $1.125 million.
Lemieux, 19, was acquired by the Jets in a trade on Feb. 11, 2015 that also brought Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia and a first-round pick at the 2015 NHL Draft (Jack Roslovic) from Buffalo in exchange for Zach Bogosian, Evander Kane and Jason Kasdorf. Lemieux was drafted by the Sabres in the second round, 31st over-all in 2014. He had 41 goals and 60 points in 57 games for the OHL's Barrie Colts last season, his third with the club. Over his OHL career, Lemieux had 74 goals and 127 points in 164 games. He also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka U18 Memorial Tournament in Slovakia.
Condra signed a three-year contract worth $1.25 million per season with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Murray said he liked Condra and what he contributed on the Senators third line last season, but balked at the length of the contract, fearing it would get in the way of the development of a prospect like Paul.
"This is my point with some of these players: if you sign beyond a year or two it shuts the door on these kids for a long period," Murray said. "(Paul) might be ready to play – and I shouldn't say this – within the first couple of months of the year. He looks like the kind of player you send him to the minors and let him play some pro games down there and by the second half you're saying why isn't he on our team? There's a few guys like that I see over there (at the Senators' development camp)."
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has named André Tourigny as assistant head coach.
Tourigny, 41, spent the last the two previous campaigns as an assistant coach to Patrick Roy with the Colorado Avalanche. A native of Trois-Rivières, Que., Tourigny spent 11 seasons as head coach and general manager of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies prior to his arrival in Denver.
"It would be something I've never experienced before," Oshie said. "I've always played with very good players but never players that have put up numbers like those two guys have. To get out there with them would be amazing. I'd feel like a kid in a candy store playing with that caliber of player."
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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