The Ducks have recalled right wing Kyle Palmieri from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Palmieri, 21 (2/1/91), has appeared in 10 games with the Ducks this season, scoring 1-1=2 points with two penalty minutes (PIM). In 23 games with Syracuse, the Smithtown, NY native recorded 25-11=36 points with a +15 rating and 25 PIM. Scoring a goal for the Eastern Conference at Monday’s 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, NJ, Palmieri was tied for the AHL lead in goals and game-winning goals (6) at the time of his recall. Among team leaders, the 5-11, 196-pound winger ranked first in goals and plus/minus, second in points and third in power play goals (4).
Selected by Anaheim in the first round (26th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Palmieri made his NHL debut with the Ducks in 2010-11. At 19 years, nine months and two days, Palmieri was then the fifth-youngest player in club history to appear in a game on Nov. 3, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay. He has appeared in 20 career NHL games with Anaheim, collecting 2-1=3 points with two PIM.