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Devils Select Nick Palmieri In Third Round of '07 Draft

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
With their second pick, 79th overall, of the 2007 Entry Draft, the Devils selected right wing Nick Palmieri.

The 6-2, 212-lb. native of Utica, N.Y., has spent the last two seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, finishing third in scoring in 2006-07 with 45 points in 56 games.

Palmieri is a tenacious, two-way player, according to the NHL's Central Scouting Report, and pursues the puck aggressively, creating offensive chances with his hard work.

Named the Otters' Rookie of the Year in 2005-06 after recording a 23-point campaign (13g-10 a), Palmieri has said he models his game after Colorado's Joe Sakic.

He points to winning a Bantam State Championship as one of the highlights of his hockey career.

Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2005-06
Erie Otters
OHL
68
13
10
23
79
2006-07
Erie Otters
OHL
56
24
21
45
99
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