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Aaron Palushaj

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Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 188 lbs. (85 kg)

Born: September 7, 1989 in Livonia, Michigan
Draft: St. Louis, 2nd round (44th overall), 2007 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Michigan
Current salary: $575,000
Current cap hit: $575,000

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2010-11 21 MTL NHL 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 26 8:31 0 1 0.0 3 1 0 2
2011-12 22 MTL NHL 38 1 4 5 1 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 37 2.7 70 288 7:34 0 4 0.0 28 11 9 5
2012-13 23 COL NHL 25 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 29 6.9 49 283 11:19 2 6 25.0 32 13 8 5
2013-14 24 CAR NHL 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 19 9:20 0 1 0.0 3 0 0 1
2 yrs MTL NHL 41 1 4 5 2 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 40 2.5 76 313 7:38 0 5 0.0 31 12 9 7
1 yr CAR NHL 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 19 9:20 0 1 0.0 3 0 0 1
1 yr COL NHL 25 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 29 6.9 49 283 11:19 2 6 25.0 32 13 8 5
Career NHL 68 3 11 14 -1 18 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 71 4.2 129 615 9:02 2 12 14.3 66 25 17 13

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2010-11 21 MTL NHL 3 29 30 49.2 11.9 16 20 44.4 3.2 11.1 100.0 111.1 61.5 38.5
2011-12 22 MTL NHL 38 302 236 56.1 8.0 196 169 53.7 6.5 6.0 93.9 99.9 48.5 51.5
2012-13 23 COL NHL 25 248 258 49.0 1.0 189 198 48.8 -0.2 8.9 89.9 98.8 48.0 52.0
2013-14 24 CAR NHL 2 18 14 56.3 12.8 14 10 58.3 19.1 0.0 85.7 85.7 38.5 61.5
2 yrs MTL NHL 41 331 266 55.4 7.8 212 189 52.9 6.0 6.3 94.5 100.8 49.7 50.3
Career NHL 68 597 538 52.6 5.0 415 397 51.1 3.8 7.4 91.8 99.2 48.3 51.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2010-11 21 MTL NHL 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.67 1.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2011-12 22 MTL NHL 38 2 0.03 0.11 0.13 0.04 0.21 0.97 1 4 5 2 8 0 7 0 1 -0.1 0.4 0.3
2012-13 23 COL NHL 25 3 0.08 0.28 0.36 0.12 0.32 1.16 4 13 17 6 14 1 15 0 -2 0.4 0.2 0.7
2013-14 24 CAR NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2 yrs MTL NHL 41 2 0.02 0.10 0.12 0.04 0.24 0.98 1 4 5 2 9 0 7 0 2 -0.2 0.5 0.3
1 yr CAR NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1 yr COL NHL 25 3 0.08 0.28 0.36 0.12 0.32 1.16 4 13 17 6 14 1 15 0 -2 0.4 0.2 0.7
Career NHL 68 5 0.04 0.16 0.21 0.07 0.26 1.04 5 17 22 7 23 1 23 0 -1 0.2 0.7 0.8

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2005-06 16 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 58 10 23 33 11 53 9 1 0 4 104 9.6
2006-07 17 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 56 22 45 67 5 62 9 13 0 2 136 16.2
2007-08 18 University of Michigan CCHA 43 10 34 44 22 8 2 0 2
2008-09 19 University of Michigan CCHA 39 13 37 50 26 9 4 0 2
2008-09 19 Peoria Rivermen AHL 4 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 1 10 20.0
2008-09 19 United States WJC-A 6 2 3 5 2 10 1 1 0 0
2009-10 20 2 Teams AHL 62 8 24 32 3 30 7 1 0 0 160 5.0
2009-10 20 Peoria Rivermen AHL 44 5 17 22 0 22 4 1 0 0 80 6.3
2009-10 20 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 3 7 10 3 8 3 0 0 0 80 3.8
2010-11 21 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 22 35 57 22 42 16 6 0 4 160 13.8
2011-12 22 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 15 20 35 -1 35 8 7 0 6 115 13.0
2012-13 23 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 21 7 3 10 -9 18 4 2 1 1 64 10.9
2012-13 23 United States WC-A 9 1 1 2 -1 12 1 0 0 1
2013-14 24 Charlotte Checkers AHL 68 22 36 58 -3 80
2014-15 25 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 25 3 9 12 -1 26
2014-15 25 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 28 4 5 9 2 22
Career 5 Seasons AHL 190 54 82 136 16 129 36 17 1 12 509 10.6
Career 2 Seasons CCHA 82 23 71 94 48 17 6 0 4
Career 2 Seasons USHL 114 32 68 100 16 115 18 14 0 6 240 13.3
Career 1 Season WC-A 9 1 1 2 -1 12 1 0 0 1
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 2 3 5 2 10 1 1 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2005-06 16 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 11 2 4 6 1 15 2 0 0 1 20 10.0
2006-07 17 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 8 6 5 11 1 6 3 3 0 1 27 22.2
2008-09 19 Peoria Rivermen AHL 4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
2009-10 20 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 19 2 10 12 5 28 2 0 0 0 49 4.1
2010-11 21 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 19 7 12 19 2 14 2 5 0 3 49 14.3
2014-15 25 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
Career 3 Seasons AHL 42 9 23 32 8 44 4 5 0 3 101 8.9
Career 1 Season KHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
Career 2 Seasons USHL 19 8 9 17 2 21 5 3 0 2 47 17.0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 4 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4
Aaron Palushaj 0.7 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Scott Nichol 90.6 1.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1
Kraig Nienhuis 85.5 1.1 0.2 -0.1
Adam Mair 83.4 1.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Marcel Goc 82.5 1.0 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Viacheslav Butsayev 81.9 1.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Philippe Bozon 81.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.0
Gerry Plamondon 80.5 0.9 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Doug Volmar 77.7 1.0 0.2 0.0
Mal Davis 76.9 1.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2
Don Marcotte 76.3 1.2 0.5 0.0 -0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5
Aaron Palushaj 0.7 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Kraig Nienhuis 85.5 1.1 0.2 -0.1
Philippe Bozon 81.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.0
Doug Volmar 77.7 1.0 0.2 0.0
Jon Marchessault 76.1 0.2 -0.1
Jiri Bicek 75.2 1.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Sergei Varlamov 74.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Gerry Plamondon 73.9 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.3
Vladimir Vorobiev 73.3 1.1 0.4 -0.1
Mikhail Grigorenko 72.8 0.2 0.2 0.0
Joe Krol 71.5 1.0 0.3 0.0

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 2, 2010: Traded to Montreal by St. Louis for Matt D'Agostini, March 2, 2010.

February 5, 2013: Claimed on waivers by Colorado from Montreal, February 5, 2013.

July 11, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 11, 2013.

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