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Draft Prospect - 2014
    
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Michael Paliotta
North American Skater
U. of Vermont, H-EAST
Final Rank:  86 Midterm Rank:  32
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  198
Born:  April 6, 1993    
Birthplace:  Westport, CT, USA
• Has committed to play for the University of Vermont for the fall of 2011.

• In his second year with the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2010-11, Paliotta competed for the Under-18 team recording 13 points (1-12--13) in 52 games. He helped the U.S. win gold at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships.

• The former Choate Rosemary Hall standout also competed in the 2010 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge where the U.S. won 2-1 over Team Ontario to win gold -- Paliotta finished with two points (0-2--2) in six games.

• A hidden talent is playing baseball, at the age of 10 he won a Connecticut State Championship.

FAVORITES

NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Chris Pronger
Shootout move: Fake shot, back hand
Goal celebration: Fist pump
Video game: NHL 2011
Movie: Friday Night Lights
TV show: Entourage
Actor: Adam Sandler
Website: NHL.com
Home-cooked meal: Steak, green beans, mashed potato
Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with the boys

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
USA U-17
USHL
32
1
6
7
43
2010-2011
USA U-18
USHL
60
1
14
15
77