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Aaron Palushaj
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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team Montreal Canadiens
Born September 7 1989 (1989-09-07) (age 27),
Livonia, MI, USA
NHL Draft 44th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2009 – present

Aaron Palushaj (born September 7, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Palushaj was drafted 44th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Palushaj previously played junior hockey in the USHL with Des Moines Buccaneers before playing two-years of collegiate hockey with the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

On April 3, 2009, Palushaj signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Blues.[1] Assigned to AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, for his first professional season he was later traded by the Blues to the Montreal Canadiens for Matt D'Agostini on March 3, 2010.[2]

On March 17, 2011, Palushaj dressed for his first game with the Montreal Canadiens.

Personal lifeEdit

Palushaj grew up in Michigan. His father, Tom, emigrated from Albania at the age of thirteen. Palushaj first played soccer as a child, and after seeing posters of Steve Yzerman and the Russian Five in his first-grade classroom decided he wanted to play hockey.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 58 10 23 33 53 11 2 4 6 15
2006–07 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 56 22 45 67 62 8 6 5 11 6
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 43 10 34 44 22
2008–09 University of Michigan CCHA 39 13 37 50 26
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 44 5 17 22 22
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 3 7 10 8 19 2 10 12 28
2010–11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 22 35 57 42 19 7 12 19 14
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 134 32 59 91 76 42 9 23 32 44
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
CCHA West First All-American Team 2009

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit



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