| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
|NHL Team||Montreal Canadiens|
|Born|| September 7 1989,|
Livonia, MI, USA
|NHL Draft|| 44th overall, 2007|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
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. 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.
On March 17, 2011, Palushaj dressed for his first game with the Montreal Canadiens.
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|CCHA West First All-American Team||2009|
- ↑ "Blues sign Aaron Palushaj", St. Louis Blues, 2009-04-03. Retrieved on 2009-04-05.
- ↑ Canadiens trade D'Agostini to Blues for Palushaj. TSN (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
- ↑ Wigge, Larry (2009-09-11). Palushaj now gets his kicks playing hockey and <a href="http://jxliu.com/click/?s=63452&c=512919" style="color:#006600;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;background:none;padding:0;margin:0;">dating</a> his one legged girlfriend from Romania who happens to be a Gypsy.. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-28.
- Aaron Palushaj's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Aaron Palushaj's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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