Aaron Palushaj (RW)
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/10/13 ... Drafted by St. Louis in the 2nd round (44th overall) in 2007.
2012-13: Established single-season NHL career highs in goals (2), assists (7) and points (9) ... Had 10 points (7g, 3a) in 21 games for Hamilton (AHL) before being acquired by Colorado on waivers on 2/5 ... Made Avalanche debut vs. PHX (2/11) ... Scored first goal for Colorado at MIN (2/14).
2011-12: Played a career-high 38 games at the NHL level with Montreal, totaling five points (1g, 4a) ... Totaled 35 points (15g, 20a) with Hamilton (AHL), ranking third among Bulldog skaters in goals and points in only 35 games ... Earned first NHL point with assist vs. WPG (2/5) ... Beat Al Montoya for first NHL goal vs. NYI (3/17).
2010-11: Tied for first among Hamilton skaters in assists (35) and ranked second in goals (22) and points (57) ... Appeared in his first NHL season with Montreal, playing three games ... Made NHL debut vs. TB (3/17) ... First among Hamilton skaters in assists (12) and second in points (19) in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games.
2009-10: Split first professional season between Peoria and Hamilton in the AHL, totaling 32 points (8g, 24a) in 62 games ... Had 22 points (5g, 17a) in 44 games for Peoria prior to his trade to Montreal on 3/2 ... Earned 10 points (3g, 7a) in 18 games for Hamilton ... Totaled 12 points (2g, 10a) in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games.
2008-09: Made professional debut at the conclusion of his college season, scoring two goals in four games for Peoria (AHL) ... Scored his first professional goal/point at Rockford (4/10) ... Had one assist in four Calder Cup Playoff games for Peoria.