As the 1st round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft came to a close on Friday, the New Jersey Devils made a trade with the Anaheim Ducks to acquire Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri in exchange for the 41st pick in the 2015 draft and an undisclosed 2016 selection.
Palmieri, a New Jersey native, was a 1st round selection for the Ducks in 2009. He has one year left on his contract with an AAV of $1,466,667 and scored 14 goals and 15 assists through 57 games this season. That’s the best point per game rate of his career, though his 1.5 P/60 sits at least 0.6 below his P/60 in each of the last three seasons.
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This past season he posted a 0.2% score-adjusted CF%Rel with a -3.3% mark the season before.
The move ensures that two depth wingers from the Ducks will be gone from the roster at the start of the 2015-16 season. Matt Beleskey is expected to hit free agency after rejecting an offer from Anaheim.
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Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.