Read: Who Is Nick Palmieri

As part of the deal that sent Mike Rupp to Minnesota, the Rangers acquired 23 year old forward Nick Palmieri along with Darroll Powe.

He is 6-3, 220 and was born in Utica, NY.

Palmieri was a former Devils third round pick in 2007 and was sent to Minnesota in the deal that saw the Devils acquire Marek Zdlicky.

Palmieri will be assigned to the Whale and is an RFA after the season. He has a cap hit of $577,500.

2009-10  Lowell Devils     AHL    69   21   15   36   36   5   1   3   4   2
2009-10  New Jersey Devils NHL     6    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Albany Devils     AHL    26    6    5   11   28  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  New Jersey Devils NHL    43    9    8   17    6  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  New Jersey Devils NHL    29    4    3    7   12  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Albany Devils     AHL    25    5    6   11   24  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Minnesota Wild    NHL     9    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Houston Aeros     AHL    13    3    3    6    8   4   0   1   1  18
2012-13  Houston Aeros     AHL    40   10   11   21   35
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NHL Totals                         87   13   12   25   20

He played on the 2011 Team USA World Championship team with Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider.

Following that tournament, Chris Peters wrote at the United States of Hockey that Palmieri was inconsistent but showed some flashes of becoming a player, “He’s a young guy, so he’s got time to expand on his skill set and round out his game. I think the flashes we saw could be a glimpse of what’s to come throughout his career.”

The Hockey News called Palmieri a “meat and potatoes kind of winger with a little upside.”

Leslie Treff tweets “Nick Palmieri is a good young player who, if properly developed could be very useful to the Rangers. Still needs seasoning in AHL.”

Michael Russo tweeted, “As I wrote last week, just a matter of time before Palmieri was gone after summer holdout and not reporting to Houston after cut.”