Michael Paliotta
Born April 16, 1993 (1993-04-16) (age 26)
Westport, Connecticut
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2015–present

Michael Paliotta (born April 16, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently under contract with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd round (70th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

On March 26, 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks signed Michael to a two-year contract.

On April 11, 2015, he made his NHL debut skating against the Colorado Avalanche in the Blackhawks' final game of the 2014–15 NHL season.

On June 30, 2015, Michael (along with Brandon Saad and Alex Broadhurst) was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp along with a 4th-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2016, he won the Calder Cup as a member of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL).

On July 1, 2016, Michael agreed to terms with the New York Rangers.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10U.S. National Development TeamUSHL 3216743
2010–11U.S. National Development TeamUSHL2405535
2011–12University of VermontHE30461044
2012–13University of VermontHE35191050
2013–14University of VermontHE385222751
2014–15University of VermontHE419273640
2014–15Chicago BlackhawksNHL10110
2015–16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 68 8 15 23 29 8 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 2 0 1 1 4


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U17 Template:Goca 6 0 2 2 4
2011 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 12 0 3 3 6


  • 2016: Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters)
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