North American Skater
United States
MichaelPaliotta
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 198
LAST CLUB TEAM: U. of Vermont, H-EAST
BIRTHDATE: April 6, 1993
MID RANK: 32
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 86
BORN IN: 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