At one time, he was the leading scorer for the team, however that’s been cooled as of late.
But, that doesn’t mean fans are not thankful to have the former Anaheim Ducks forward on the team.
Acquired at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for a second-round draft choice, the veteran right winger has been a reliable, hard-working player for the Devils second-line.
He has registered (16) points with (7) goals and (9) assists, which is good for second on the team along with two of teammates (resurgent Adam Henrique and surprising Lee Stempniak).
Palmieri ranks 10th in the NHL with (4) power play points, which are all goals.
At this rate, he is on pace to exceed his previous seasons with the Ducks, setting career high in goals (27), assists (35), and points (62) at season’s end. His previous career highs in all three categories was in goals was (14) last season, (17) assists and (31) points in 2013-2014.
Another reason for fans to be thankful so far.