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Ex-Devils, Wild forward Palmieri signs in Germany

Aug 28, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

Nick Palmieri

After 87 NHL contests, Nick Palmieri is headed overseas.

Palmieri — New Jersey’s third-round pick (79th overall) at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft — has signed with EHC Red Bull Munchen of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old broke into the NHL with the Devils and scored a career-high 17 points in 43 games during the 2010-11 season. He landed Minnesota as part of the Marek Zidlicky trade and appeared in nine games for the Wild during the 2011-12 campaign, averaging over 10 minutes per contest.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound winger spent part of last year playing for AHL Houston before being flipped to the Rangers in the Mike Rupp-Darrol Powe deal. He proceeded to score nine points in 30 games for AHL Connecticut, but never dressed in any games for New York.

  1. martysbetter - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    He had a pretty solid showing in 2011 for the Devils, people were pretty high on him at the time – wish him all the best.

  2. devilsarethebest - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Gave up hope on him after they put him with Kovy with hopes for him to grow and he was a no-show.

  3. jessejames182 - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Saw him score an OT game winner in Houston. Wish he could’ve stayed, and that the team didn’t relocate so he could have a place TO stay.

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