|Assets:||Owns tremendous speed, which he uses effectively to put pressure on opposing defenses. Can score goals and also set up linemates at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size for the wing position in the NHL, so he needs to add more strength for the highest level. Also needs to read the play better at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy depth winger with a little upside.|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2008-09|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2008-09|
|5/21/2015||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year two-way contract.|
|9/15/2014||Signed with the Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL.|
|6/30/2014||Carolina Hurricanes did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|1/29/2014||Assigned to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).|
|1/27/2014||Recalled from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).|
|1/08/2014||Assigned to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).|
|1/05/2014||Recalled from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).|
|9/23/2013||Placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes for the purpose of being assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|7/11/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Colorado Avalanche did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|2/05/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|2/04/2013||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|1/19/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|9/21/2012||Signed by the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|7/12/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Montreal Canadiens tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/07/2012||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/08/2012||Missed 2 games (eye injury).|
|3/03/2012||Eye injury, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2012||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/16/2012||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/08/2012||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/06/2012||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|2/03/2012||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/04/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|11/09/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/29/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/25/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/23/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/10/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/21/2011||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/16/2011||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Re-assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|4/03/2009||Signed by the St. Louis Blues to a entry-level contract.|
|4/03/2009||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|5/21/2015||Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|7/11/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|2/05/2013||Claimed by the Colorado Avalanche off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|3/03/2010||Montreal Canadiens traded Matt D'Agostini to the St. Louis Blues for Aaron Palushaj.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (44th overall) in 2007.|
Carolina sends down Aaron Palushaj | 01/29/2014 3:16 PM
NewsAaron Palushaj has been sent to AHL Charlotte.
ImpactPalushaj logged 9:35 minutes and had a minus-one rating with Carolina on Tuesday. He has 15 goals and 39 points in 41 AHL contests this season.
| 01/29/2014 1:29 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj was called up from the minors on Tuesday January 28.
Aaron Palushaj rejoins AHL Charlotte | 01/08/2014 3:57 PM
NewsAaron Palushaj has been sent to AHL Charlotte.
ImpactThe Hurricanes had to clear up a roster spot for the return of Elias Lindholm. Palushaj has nine goals and 28 points in 34 AHL games in 2013-14.
| 01/06/2014 1:40 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj was called up from the minors on Sunday January 5.
Aaron Palushaj sent down to Charlotte | 09/23/2013 7:14 AM
NewsThe Carolina Hurricanes have sent Aaron Palushaj to Charlotte of the AHL.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactThe former Av signed a two-way deal with Carolina in the off-season. He will have to pass through waivers before reporting to Charlotte. He had two goals and nine points in 25 games with Colorado last season so he has some offensive ability.
Hurricanes ink Aaron Palushaj | 07/11/2013 2:30 PM
NewsAaron Palushaj has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.
ImpactPalushaj became a 23-year-old unrestricted free agent after the Avalanche decided not to present him with a qualifying offer. "Aaron is still a young player and has some NHL experience under his belt," said Hurricanes VP of hockey operations Ron Francis. "He has good speed and good hands and we believe he can push for a job in Raleigh come September." He had two goals and seven assists in 25 games with the Avalanche in 2013.
Colorado Avalanche, Aaron Palushaj part ways | 07/03/2013 10:26 AM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche didn't present Aaron Palushaj with a qualifying offer.
ImpactPalushaj had two goals and nine points in 25 games last season. This moves will allow Palushaj to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Aaron Palushaj gets prime spot as top-six | 03/18/2013 6:35 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj was a top-six forward in practice on Sunday as he lined up alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog.
ImpactThe Avs are reeling a bit as they are losers of three in a row and coach Joe Sacco tried to stir things up in practice, playing Palushaj with his two highly regarded teammates. Sacco also moved a couple of lines around, putting John Mitchell with Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk and David Jones with Chuck Kobasew and Cody McLeod, leaving the Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn line intact.
Aaron Palushaj demoted to fourth line | 02/23/2013 11:08 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj has been bumped down to the fourth line.
ImpactSomeone had to make room for the return of Gabriel Landeskog (head). Palushaj has four points in five games, but given this latest development, we can't recommend holding onto him in standard leagues.
Aaron Palushaj has 4 points in 5 Avs games | 02/22/2013 10:24 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj is off to a great start with the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactPalushaj has two goals and four points in five games after being claimed off of waivers. "This is a great opportunity for me," Palushaj said. "I'm on a new team and getting to play with two great linemates like Paul Stastny and David Jones. It's great to be in Colorado. I love it here and we've just got to keep getting wins here." It's worth noting that Palushaj has only averaged 13:01 minutes per game and it's not clear where he'll fall into the lineup when Gabriel Landeskog (head) returns. Still, this is a situation worth monitoring.
Aaron Palushaj grateful for new opportunity | 02/16/2013 10:30 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj is grateful to the Colorado Avalanche for giving him a chance to play on the second line.
ImpactIt's been quite the turnaround for Palushaj after being placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 5. "It's unbelievable," he said. "I felt this year I was really ready to prove myself in the NHL. With the lockout, it was tough, and then I got injured." Palushaj netted his first goal with the Avalanche on Thursday, but he only logged 13:15 minutes despite getting some top-six ice time. We'd like to see him get more playing time before we recommend picking him up.
Aaron Palushaj plays first game for Avs | 02/12/2013 8:26 AM
NewsAaron Palushaj played on a line with Paul Stastny and David Jones.
ImpactPalushaj played 13:03 minutes and was a minus-one with a couple of shots on goal. We cannot recommend him at this time but with the Avs under the gun with plenty of injuries up front, he should stay in the lineup.
Aaron Palushaj will make Avs debut Monday | 02/10/2013 7:59 PM
NewsNewly-acquired Aaron Palushaj will suit up for the Avalanche for the first time on Monday.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactThe former Montreal Canadien was acquired off waivers earlier this week and will get his first opportunity at home against the Coyotes.
Avalanche claim Aaron Palushaj | 02/05/2013 1:16 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche have claimed Aaron Palushaj off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
Louis Jean on Twitter
ImpactPalushaj is only 23 years old and he's had some strong AHL seasons, so the fact that he was claimed isn't shocking. The Avalanche have a number of key forwards injured, so it will be interesting to see if they'll give Palushaj a chance on one of their top two lines.
Montreal waives Aaron Palushaj | 02/04/2013 2:56 PM
NewsAaron Palushaj has been activated off the injured reserve list and placed on waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactPalushaj didn't end up playing for the Canadiens during his latest stint. He has a goal and five points in 41 career NHL games.
|Penalty Minutes||8||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Col)|
|Plus/Minus||+1||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Mtl)|
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