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Player Profile: Kyle Palmieri

Monday, 06.03.2013 / 12:28 PM / News
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Player Profile: Kyle Palmieri
By Kyle Shohara
@kyleshohara
AnaheimDucks.com

Season Overview
Kyle Palmieri completed his third NHL season with the Ducks in 2012-13. Appearing in 42 of the team’s 48 regular season games, Palmieri scored 10 goals, 11 assists and 21 points with nine penalty minutes and a +2 rating. He ranked tied for second on Anaheim in April scoring, picking up eight points (4g/4a) in 12 contests, and finished the season with four points (1g/3a) in his last five games.

Palmieri Video Highlights

Palmieri was one of Anaheim’s leading scorers in its first-round matchup against the Detroit Red Wings. The 22-year-old ranked tied for third on the Ducks in postseason scoring, earning three goals, two assists and five points in seven games. His three goals ranked tied for first on the team, and his +5 rating was tops among Ducks players.

Highlight
Palmieri became the second-youngest player in Ducks history to record a hat trick, scoring three straight in the first and second periods to lead Anaheim to a resounding 5-1 victory over Nashville at Honda Center on February 27. It marked the sixth natural hat trick in club history (last: Andrew Cogliano on Jan. 31, 2012 at Phoenix). Palmieri recorded the 40th hat trick in club history and became the 15th different player to score three in a game.

By the Numbers
5, the number of game-winning goals he scored during the regular season, co-leading the team with Corey Perry.

Looking Forward
Palmieri’s offensive skills were on full display this season, especially during the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he was one of Anaheim’s top scoring threats. His ability to perform (and produce) on all four lines was a testament to his versatility and should prove valuable to the Ducks again next season.

Personal
Roomed with Cam Fowler on the road this season. In fact, the two have been close friends since their time with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Born in Smithtown, New York, Palmieri played one year at the University of Notre Dame in 2009-10, where he ranked tied for first in club rookie scoring and tied for 10th in CCHA rookie scoring. Off the ice, Palmieri lists Seinfeld as one of his favorite TV shows.

You can follow him on Twitter: @kylepalmieri

He Said It
On who has given him help and guidance at the NHL level: “Everybody on the team has been great. From the start, my first call up two years ago, all the guys have been great to me. They’ve helped me all along the way. My teammates and my coaches, I owe them a lot of thanks for them helping me out. I think guys like Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne have been two guys I’ve talked to a lot.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 62 20 41 12 61
C. Perry 50 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 65 17 23 0 40
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 64 10 20 11 30
P. Maroon 57 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 62 6 22 18 28
C. Fowler 64 5 22 2 27
R. Rakell 54 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 8 5 0 .920 2.51

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