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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 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 46 15 35 12 50
C. Perry 32 19 12 15 31
R. Kesler 47 13 17 -2 30
S. Vatanen 47 10 19 3 29
M. Beleskey 46 17 7 12 24
C. Fowler 46 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 39 4 18 1 22
H. Lindholm 46 5 14 13 19
J. Silfverberg 47 6 12 2 18
D. Smith-Pelly 41 4 11 5 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 26 6 5 .917 2.30

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