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Aaron Palushaj

\AIR-ruhn puh-LOO-shigh\

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

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 (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2010-11 21 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 23.8 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 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 282.7 302 236 56.1 8.0 196 169 53.7 6.5 6.0 93.9 99.9 48.5 51.5
2012-13 23 Colorado Avalanche NHL 25 263.1 248 258 49.0 1.0 189 198 48.8 -0.2 8.9 89.9 98.8 48.0 52.0
2013-14 24 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 17.5 18 14 56.3 12.8 14 10 58.3 19.1 0.0 85.7 85.7 38.5 61.5
2 yrs NHL 3 306.5 331 266 55.4 7.8 212 189 52.9 6.0 6.3 94.5 100.8 49.7 50.3
Career NHL 3 587.1 597 538 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
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
Career 3 Seasons AHL 42 9 23 32 8 44 4 5 0 3 101 8.9
Career 2 Seasons USHL 19 8 9 17 2 21 5 3 0 2 47 17.0

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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