**COURTESY NEW JERSEY DEVILS**
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed right wing Kyle Palmieri to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4,650,000. The salary breakdown is: 2016-17: $4,500,000; 2017-18: $4,500,000; 2018-19: $5,000,000; 2019-20: $5,000,000; and 2020-21: $4,250,000. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Palmieri, 25, led New Jersey with a career-high 30g-27a- 57pts, while playing in all 82 games this past season. He also added 11g-12a- 23pts on the power play, all new personal bests. Palmieri was acquired from Anaheim on June 27, 2015 for a second-round choice in the 2015 Draft and a third-round selection in 2016. He spent the previous five seasons with the Anaheim organization. In 280 career NHL games, he has 73 goals and 73 assists for 146 points with 129 penalty minutes. Palmieri has seven goals and five assists with 22 penalty minutes in 33 career Stanley Cup Playoff Contests.
Palmieri was born in Smithtown, NY but grew up in Montvale, NJ. He is the second New Jersey native to ever skate for the Devils. He was Anaheim’s first choice and the 26th overall selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.