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AARON PALUSHAJ  USA

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BIRTHYEAR 1989-09-07 BIRTHPLACELivonia, MI, USA
AGE 27 NATION USA
POSITION RW/LW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 85 kg / 187 lbs
CONTRACT Try-out
NHL DRAFT 2007 round 2 #44 overall by St. Louis Blues
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HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time NCAA (CCHA) Champion 1
1-time USHL Clark Cup Champion 1

Palushaj is a fast, speedy winger. Forechecks well and owns pretty good hands. Also has solid hockey sense. On the downside, he's not very big, which can be a problem in physical battles.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2013)

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2004-05 Honeybaked U16 Midget 28 18 274528 |            
 2005-06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 58 10 233353 11 | Playoffs 11 2 4615
 2006-07 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 56 22 456762 5 | Playoffs 8 6 5116
 2007-08 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 43 10 344422 11 |            
 2008-09 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 39 13 375026 25 |            
  Peoria Rivermen AHL 4 2 024 1 | Playoffs 4 0 112
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 2 3510 2 |            
 2009-10 Peoria Rivermen AHL 44 5 172222 0 |            
  Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 3 7108 3 | Playoffs 19 2 101228
 2010-11 Montréal Canadiens NHL 3 0 002 1 |            
  Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 68 22 355742 22 | Playoffs 19 7 121914
 2011-12 Montréal Canadiens NHL 38 1 458 1 |            
  Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 15 203535 -1 |            
 2012-13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 21 7 31018 -9 |            
  Colorado Avalanche NHL 25 2 798 -2 |            
  USA WC 9 1 1212 -1 |            
 2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 0 000 -1 |            
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 68 22 365880 -3 |            
 2014-15 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 25 3 91226 -1 |            
  Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 28 4 5922 2 | Playoffs 5 0 000 -2 
 2015-16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 57 11 172844 -18 |            
 2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL - - --- |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 315 87 135 222 0.70 253  -5  | 42 9 23 32 0.76 44 
  KHL: 53 7 14 21 0.40 48  | 5 0 0 0 0.00 -2 
  Midget: 28 18 27 45 1.61 28  |    
  NCAA: 82 23 71 94 1.15 48  36  |    
  NHL: 68 3 11 14 0.21 18  -1  |    
  USHL: 114 32 68 100 0.88 115  16  | 19 8 9 17 0.89 21 
  WC: 9 1 1 2 0.22 12  -1  |    
  WJC-20: 6 2 3 5 0.83 10  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2005-2006 USHL Clark Cup Champion
2007-2008 NCAA (CCHA) Champion
2008-2009 NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team
  NCAA (West) First All-American Team
2012-2013 World Championship Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- NCAA (CCHA) Champion 07/08
- NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team 08/09
- NCAA (West) First All-American Team 08/09
- USHL Clark Cup Champion 05/06
- World Championship Bronze Medal 12/13



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-09-22 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Columbus Blue Jackets Try-out 
2015-09-26 Up/Down Philadelphia Flyers Lehigh Valley Phantoms Reassigned 
2015-05-21 Confirmed Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg Philadelphia Flyers 1 year 
2014-11-21 Confirmed Medvescak Zagreb Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg Financial compensation 
2014-09-15 Confirmed Charlotte Checkers Medvescak Zagreb
2013-07-11 Confirmed Colorado Avalanche Carolina Hurricanes 1 year 
2013-02-05 Confirmed Montréal Canadiens Colorado Avalanche Claimed off waivers 
2012-07-12 Extension Montréal Canadiens Montréal Canadiens 1 year 
2010-03-03 Confirmed St. Louis Blues Montréal Canadiens Traded 
2009-04-03 Confirmed Univ. of Michigan St. Louis Blues Entry Level 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
 
Career transactions
- 2013-02-05 • Claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche
- 2012-07-12 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Montreal Canadiens
- 2010-03-03 • Traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Matt D'Agostini
- 2009-04-03 • Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the St. Louis Blues

Personal
Aaron Palushaj is of Albanian descent.