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Kyle Palmieri talks about being named to the NHL All-Star Game for the second straight year

by Marc Ciampa /

On Monday, Kyle Palmieri was named to the NHL All-Star Game as the Devils representative. Nasreddine was asked about him. 

"You talk about leadership on the ice, Palms is a guy who's a core player. Every shift, every game he'll show up so you know what you get for him. It's contagious to have a guy like him on the team. He's one of the hardest working players out there," he remarked. 

"I couldn't be happier for a guy like that to get a nod to the All-Star Game."

Palmieri said he was happy to attend. 

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"It's an honor to represent New Jersey and be able to go there for the second year in a row. I'm excited for it and really looking forward to it."

Last year, Palmieri was a last-minute addition due to the Taylor Hall injury but his team, the Metropolitan Division, ended up winning the tournament. 

"It was a pretty chaotic weekend, there was a lot going on. But my family really enjoyed it," he said. 

He was also asked about being a leader on the team, as proclaimed by Nasreddine. 

"It means a lot to me coming from Nas. We have a group of leaders on this team and everyone pulls in the right direction. I'm just trying to make the team better and have a positive impact on the team."

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