Jan 16, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT
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.
- Video: Flyers trounce slumping Penguins on Rivalry Night 29
- Video: Crosby scores goal No. 300 for his NHL career 5
- (Video) McKenzie: ‘Best guess is anywhere from 3-5 games’ for Byfuglien suspension 15
- Byfuglien to have phone hearing for Miller cross-check 44
- Patrick Kane is practicing today 30
- NHL on NBCSN: Flyers won’t fool with Penguins on Rivalry Night 35
- ‘Could’ve broken his neck,’ says Vigneault of Byfuglien cross check on Miller 66
- Video: Byfuglien gets away with ugly cross check, penalized late in Jets loss to Rangers 36
- Video: Lucic scores late winner, Bruins deal crushing blow to Panthers playoff hopes 11
- Video: Ovi becomes sixth player in history to record six 50-goal seasons 18
- ‘Could’ve broken his neck,’ says Vigneault of Byfuglien cross check on Miller (66)
- Minnesota leapfrogs Chicago in the Central Division (65)
- Coyotes ‘win’ against Sabres in OT (58)
- Sabres GM Tim Murray: ‘I think too much about’ McDavid (55)
- Report: Warrant issued for Deveaux’s arrest following Swedish league attack (49)