Talented right wing who earned a monogram in his only season at Notre Dame ... selected in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks ... signed with Anaheim in August of 2010 after a strong performance at the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... became the second Irish player ever selected in the first round of the draft, joining former Irish defenseman Ian Cole (18th overall by St. Louis in 2007) ... came to Notre Dame after playing two seasons in USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... played in 33 games in his Notre Dame career, scor- ing nine goals with eight assists for 17 points.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 33 games with the Irish during the 2009-10 season ... tied for ninth in scoring on the team with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points ... tied fellow freshman Riley Sheahan for the freshman scoring lead with 17 points ... was third on squad with five power-play goals and tied for the team lead with two game winners ... whistled for 18 penalties resulting in 36 penalty minutes ... third on team with 96 shots on goal ... got his Irish hockey career off to a fast start with goals in each of his first two games against Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 9-10) ... set up Dan Kissel game-winning goal for his first collegiate assist in 3-1 win over Ohio State (Oct. 30) ... went pointless until Nov. 19 when he started a three-game goal streak with Notre Dame's lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Michigan State (Nov. 19) ... scored first career game- winning goal in 4-1 win over the Spartans on Nov. 22 ... closed out three-game goal streak with a power-play goal in a 2-1 win over Bowling Green (Nov. 27) ... was a member of U.S. Junior National Team that won gold medal at Saskatoon, Sask. ... had a goal and eight assists for nine points in seven games ... did not play in the Shillelagh Tournament or versus Ferris State ... returned to the Notre Dame lineup and started a seven-game point streak (1g, 6a) from Jan 15 to Feb. 5 ... lone goal in the streak came on the power play in a 5-3 loss to Nebraska- Omaha (Jan. 29) ... had goals in three of the last four regular season games scoring once in each game of the Bowling Green series (Feb. 19-20) and then get- ting the game-winning, power-play goal in the 5-3 in over Michigan (Feb. 27) ... held scoreless in two postseason games.
WITH USA HOCKEY: Was invited to the U.S. Junior National Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August of 2010 ... played for the 2010 U.S. Junior National Team that won the gold medal by beating Canada in Saskatoon, Sask., in Jan. of 2010 ... scored one goal with eight assists for nine points in the seven-game tournament to finish third on the team in scoring ... was +8 for the tournament ... spent 2008-09 with the Under-18 team where he had 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points with 51 penalty minutes in 33 games ... four goals came on the power play, one was shorthanded and four were game winners ... member of gold-medal winning teams at Four Nations Tournament in Nov. of `08 and Five Nations Tournament in Feb. of `09 ... had a hat trick in gold medal winning game versus Finland ... in 2007-08, split time with the Under-17 and Under- 18 teams, playing in 66 games between the two teams with 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points with 71 penalty minutes ... member of bronze-medal winning team at the Under-18 World Championships in Kazan Russia, where he had two goals and two assists in seven games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., while a member of the U.S. National program ... attended St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J., as a freshman and a sopho- more where he lettered for two seasons in hockey ... scored 11 goals with 11 assists for 22 points as a freshman ... followed with 34 goals and 28 assist campaign as a sophomore led team to the confer- ence and regional championships ... was team MVP, all-conference, all-city and all-state selection ... also a member of the New Jersey Devils Under-16 team ... full name is Kyle Charles Palmieri ... son of Bruce and Tammy Palmieri ... has two sisters, Tahrin and Taylor and one brother, Devon ... born Feb. 1, 1991 in Smithtown, N.Y. ... was enrolled in First Year of Studies at Notre Dame.
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