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Wild sign Palmieri to a one-year, two-way deal

Jan 16, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

Nick Palmieri

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with RFA forward Nick Palmieri on a one-year, two-way contract.

Palmieri, 23, was taken by New Jersey in the third round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He came to Minnesota last season as part of the Marek Zidlicky trade and appeared in nine games for the Wild, averaging over 10 minutes per contest.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound winger has been playing with AHL Houston, where he racked up 9G-10A-19PTS in 36 games — and according to Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune, Palmieri’s now fighting for the Wild’s final spot at forward heading into this season.

According to Capgeek, Palmieri will make $577,500 at the NHL level this year and $65,000 in the AHL. So, as you can imagine, he’s probably quite motivated to stick in Minnesota.

  1. lordfletcher - Jan 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Glad they got this done. I like him as a rotational guy with konopka and Mitchel.

    All that said. Today is the free Wild scrimmage with the Aero’s mixed in… 50% off all merchandise, was able to get 3 jerseys for $285 (Suter / Parise / Granlund) …. today is a good day for Wild fans. and tomorrow, and the next 5 years :)

    • lamborginipercy12 - Jan 16, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      I believe the promotion clearly stated 1 jersey per customer… Not cool man, not cool.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        There are 3 different hockey lodges, so…

      • lordfletcher - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        I bought 1 at the ‘X hockey lodge , but got 3 from that location. I didn’t go alone. I went with my girlfriend and a co-worker who wanted to get things of their own, but didn’t need a jersey. I told them which ones to buy and I gave them cash. There were people who tried to buy 5 but were told they could only get one at the promo price and were butthurt. I was an innovator, don’t hate ;)

      • lamborginipercy12 - Jan 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        Apparently the sarcasm was lost on you guys. You really think I care about you circumventing the rules on a post lockout apology promotion?

      • lordfletcher - Jan 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        next time add one of these guys if you are being sarcastic, it’s hard to tell over text unless its beyond obvious
        :-) :) :o) :] :3 :c) :> =] 8) =) :} :^) :っ)

        so… :) all in good fun

      • lamborginipercy12 - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM

        If only someone had given that advice to Manti Teo…

        Are cross-sport references in play here?

      • lordfletcher - Jan 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        I can’t believe what I heard today on Teo… so in other words,….. he will be a Vikings LOL

        all of that said. Dumba looked pretty good tonight, was great to see because some were getting worried. Shot was great, did well 1 on 1 and could have smoked Granlund if he chose to. No doubt he will be going back to Red Deer, but the kid has mad potential. Still incredibly raw, but is a boom or bust, and I like our odds

    • mp1131211 - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      Let’s play hockey! I hope Konopka’s addition is a worthwhile one. I think the Wild are poised for both a good season and an entertaining one.

      • lordfletcher - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:25 PM

        I think we know what we have in Parise / Suter / Koivu and maybe even Granlund (10 goal scorer and 30′ish points) but the difference makers to me will be Heatley / Setoguchi / Konopka / and someone surpirsing us on the blue line

  2. mp1131211 - Jan 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Maybe, though Setoguchi and Heatly have better numbers than Konopka. Konopka has been ping-ponging between leagues. If he can buckle down and bring his play to NHL level, then he might be a difference maker. I’m hopeful, but not sold.

    That said, even if he bombs this year, his presence on the ice will make it more fun to watch and provide more muscle on a team that could really use it.

    • lordfletcher - Jan 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      I agree. I’m not expecting Z28presencegis to score much but am expecting him to keep the game honest for us and not see any Chippy play against our scorers. If we see a non injured parise, granlund …. z28 helped out in some aspect

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