The Minnesota Wild has signed forward Nick Palmieri
to a one-year, two way deal.
Palmieri signed an American Hockey League deal to start the season and posted 19 points (9-10=19), 33 penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-9 rating in 36 games with Houston this season. The Aeros released Palmieiri from his AHL-SPC (standard player contract), allowing him to sign a new NHL contract with the Wild.
During yesterday’s controlled scrimmage at Wild Training Camp, Palmieri skated on the wing with Jake Dowell and Stephane Veilleux.
The 23-year-old played in nine games with the Wild in 2011-12 after being acquired from New Jersey along with D Kurtis Foster, Veilleux, a second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (LW Raphael Bussieres) and a conditional pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for D Marek Zidlicky on Feb. 24, 2012.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Utica, N.Y., adds size and depth to the Wild’s roster. In 87 career NHL games, he has totaled 25 points (13-12=25) and 20 PIM. He was selected by the Devils in the third round (79th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Wild will host an Intra-Squad Scrimmage, with Houston Aeros players, on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Xcel Energy Center as a part of "Wild Wednesday." The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports North and KFAN at 7 p.m.