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Joe Palmer
Joe Palmer
Goaltender  - CHI
Number: 70
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 19, 1988  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Utica, NY, United States
Drafted: CHI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (96th overall)
CAREER:

2008-09:
Appeared in three games with Ohio State University (CCHA) during his junior year, posting a 0-2-1 record with a 5.41 goals-against average and a .836 save percentage.

2007-08:
Started 33 of Ohio State’s 37 games during his sophomore year, registering a 10-19-4 record with a 3.12 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage … Named CCHA Goalie of the Week after recording saves on 58 of 61 shots in a two-game weekend at Notre Dame on Feb 22 and 23 … Played with Team USA in the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, accounting for all four of his missed starts with Ohio State … Saw action in two games with Team USA … Posted one shutout, a 24-save performance, a 16-save effort on Nov. 24 against Western Michigan … Tallied three assists, tied for the second-most in a single-season in club history. 2006-07: Stared 33 games as a freshman with Ohio State, notching a 15-15-4 record with a 2.96 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage … Named a CCHA All-Rookie Team honorable mention selection … Voted the team’s most valuable freshman … Posted his first career shutout on Oct. 13 against Lake Superior State (2 saves) … Named CCHA Goalie of the Week after registering 60 saves on 64 shots in a two-game set against Michigan State … Earned CCHA Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 2 … Participated in 2007 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. 2005-2007: Spent two years with the U.S. National Team (U-18 and U-17), winning gold medals at both the 2005 and 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship … Named Team USA Player of the Game in Gold Medal winning contest against Finland in the 2006 Championship.

2006-07:
CCHA All-Rookie Team honorable mention selection ... Voted team’s George Burke Most Valuable Freshman ... Played in 34 games, including 33 starts, posting a 15-15-4 ledger ... Recorded a 2.96 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage ... Posted first career shutout Oct. 13 vs. Lake Superior State in season opener, making 22 saves ... First true freshman to start Buckeye season opener since Mike Betz in 2000-01 ... Tallied Season and career-high 39 stops against Michigan State Dec. 2 in 4-1 win ... Named CCHA Goalie of the Week Dec. 4 after the MSU series, stopping 60-of-64 shots in the two games combined ... Earned CCHA Rookie of the Week accolades Jan. 2 after earning Ohio Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team honors, backstopping the squad to the tourney title ... Posted eight games with 30 or more saves (32 against Notre Dame Nov. 4, 39 at Michigan State Dec. 2, 30 at Miami Dec. 9, 31 against Alaska Jan. 5, 30 at Miami Jan. 21, 30 against Northern Michigan Feb 10, 31 against Michigan Feb. 24 and 31 against Northern Michigan March 3).

Summer 2006:
Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round of the NHL Entry Draft with the 96th overall pick ... Invited to 2006 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Saw action in three games for Team White at the camp, leading all goalies with three wins (3-0) ... Allowed four goals and made 44 saves.

Prior to Ohio State:
Spent two years with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Won gold medals at both the 2005 and 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship ... Named Team USA Player of the Game in gold-medal winning game vs. Finland in the 2006 World Championship ... Played in 47 games for the NTDP Under-18 Team in 2005-06, with a 2.49 goals-against average and .903 save percentage ... In 2004-05, saw action in 25 games for the Under-17 Team and two games for the Under-18 squad, posting a 3.22 goals-against average and .903 save percentage, along with four shutouts ... Played for Team USA in Four Nations Cup in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... Involved with the Save of the Day Foundation charity ... Also played golf and participated in track and field ... Graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School ... Attended New York Mills Junior-Senior High School for ninth and 10th grades.

Off the Ice: Son of Loreen and Joseph, who both graduated from Cortland State ... 20 years old ... Has two older sisters, Joanna and Stefanie ... Family has a dog, Max, and a cat, Wizard ... Favorite things to do are play golf or softball with the boys, and hockey of course ... Majoring in communication.