Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Michael Paliotta
MichaelPaliotta
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 198
BIRTHDATE: 04/06/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Westport, CT, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2011-70 overall
 

2011-12: Registered 10 points (4G, 6A) in 30 contests with the University of Vermont of Hockey East … Tallied a career-high 44 penalty minutes during his freshman campaign with Vermont … Notched two power-play goals and paced all rookie defensemen in time on ice … Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 21 at Minnesota … Posted his first collegiate multi-point outing in his second collegiate game, notching two helpers at Minnesota on Oct. 23 … Netted the first collegiate goal of his career on Nov. 27 against Dartmouth.

2010-11: Registered 15 points (G, 14A) and 77 PIM in 60 games with the U.S. National U-18 Team … Posted five assists and 35 PIM in 24 appearances with the United States Hockey League’s U.S. National Team Development Program.

2009-10: Tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) and 53 PIM in 50 games with the U.S. National U-17 Team … Posted seven points (G, 6A) in 32 contests with the USHL’s USNTDP squad … Amassed 43 PIM in his first season with the program.

International Career

Helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship, tallying one assist and two PIM in six games … Won gold at the 2010 U-17 World Hockey Challenge with Team USA … Recorded two helpers in six tilts at the 2010 U-17 World Hockey Challenge.