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Nick Palmieri

Nick Palmieri

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: July 12, 1989
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Utica, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: NJD / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (79th overall)

Has seen action in two straight; recalled from Alb. (AHL) Feb. 14, but DNP that night at Buf...AHL totals show 5g-6a-11pts &  24 PIM in 25 appearances over 3 stints...Recorded last NHL point with goal Dec. 10 vs. Mtl...Began campaign by appearing in 18 straight contests through Nov. 19...Notched 2nd multiple-point game/1st career multi-goal contest with 2g Nov. 15 at Bos...Also had 2a Oct. 10 vs. Car...In '10-11, played in 43 NHL games &  26 AHL contests during 2nd pro season…Finished 1st among Devils’ rookies with 9g;  2nd with 17pts…Was 2nd on squad &  1st among forwards with +9 mark…Totals included points in back-to-back games twice, most recently Mar. 30-Apr. 1 (1g-2a-3pts)…Notched 1st career NHL goal into an EN Jan. 9 vs. TB…Played in career-high 34 straight contests Jan. 26 through end of regular-season schedule Apr. 10…Represented U.S. at World Championships for 1st-ever international action.

Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey with Kurtis Foster, Stephane Veilleux, Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam) in 2013 Entry Draft for Marek Zidlicky, February 24, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Darroll Powe for Mke Rupp, February 4, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie