|The Allen Americans have signed forward Jarod Palmer|
The Allen Americans have signed forward Jarod Palmer and he should be in the line up against Wichita tonight. Palmer has not played professional hockey since the 2012-2013 season when he retired because of injuries. Jarod played college hockey at Miami University (Ohio) and was a teammate of Gary Steffes. Palmer signed a free agent NHL contract with the Minnesota Wild in April, 2010. In his three years as professional, Palmer played in 117 games for the Houston Aeros (AHL) and had 47 points (16 goals 31 assists) and six games with the Minnesota Wild where he had one goal.
Palmer is currently the head coach of the Sugar Land (Houston area) Imperials who play in the NA3HL which is a Tier III junior league.
Would assume this is a short term solution until injured players return but you never know what is in store in situations like this. Palmer's junior team is on a break and will not play again until January 16th. Palmer will be wearing jersey #19.
Here is the bio on Jarod Palmer from the Sugar Land Imperials website:
Jarod Palmer is the head coach & assistant general manager for the Sugar Land Imperialsand beginning his third season with the team.
Palmer is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. He is a native of Fridley, Minnesota, and an alum of the USNTDP, where he played for two seasons. Palmer was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. squad at the World Under-18 Championship in 2004. After graduating from high school, he spent two seasons in the USHL with the Tri-City Storm. Palmer then completed four years of collegiate hockey at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He made his NHL debut with the Wild on December 17, 2011.
Palmer was recruited to play for Miami University. He suited up for the Redhawks from 2006–2010 and appeared in all 169 games during his career, setting the school record. He competed in the 2009 NCAA National Championship game as a junior. In his freshman season in 2006-07, he played in all 42 games posting 30 points with 11 goals and 19 assists. He was named CCHARookie of the Week on Dec. 12 and was awarded Miami’s Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2007-08, he played in all 42 games producing 35 points with 10 goals and 25 assists. He was again honored with a CCHA award, this time as the Offensive Player of the Week.
His junior season in 2008-09, concluded with the NCAA National Championship game. The Redhawks were defeated in overtime 4-3, by Boston University. Palmer appeared in all 41 games and tallied 8 goals and 19 assists for 27 points.
Following the stunning defeat in the 2009 NCAA title game, Palmer returned for his senior year in 2009-10. He again played in all 44 games and lead the team in scoring with 45 points. He was named to the 2010 CCHA First-Team and was a two-time recipient of the league's Offensive Player of the Week honors.
On April 24, 2010, Palmer signed an entry-level contract as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild. He made his NHL debut for his hometown Wild on December 17, 2011, versus the New York Islanders. He recorded 6 shots on goal and finished with an even plus/minus rating. His first NHL goal occurred on Thursday December 29, 2011 against Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers; time of the goal was 10:02 of the second period. Later in the same game, Palmer suffered a concussion which effectively ended his season with the Wild.
Palmer re-signed with the Wild as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract for the 2012–13 season. He was re-assigned to Houston and was limited to only 17 games, producing 8 points, throughout the season due to lingering injury.
Following the season, Palmer opted to retire from professional hockey and on July 25, 2013, was announced as the inaugural head coach of the Sugar Land Imperials of the major junior NA3HL.Palmer resides in Sugar Land with his wife Vi and two sons Sammy and Evan.
Here is Jarod's hockey background courtesy of hockeydb:
Jarod PalmerRight Wing -- shoots R
Born Feb 10 1986 -- Fridley, MN
[29 yrs. ago]
Height 6.00 -- Weight 199
|2002-03||USNTDP Under-18 Team||NAHL||33||3||7||10||39|
|2003-04||USNTDP Under-18 Team||NAHL||10||3||1||4||22|
|2006-07||Miami University (Ohio)||CCHA||42||11||19||30||26|
|2007-08||Miami University (Ohio)||CCHA||42||10||25||35||32|
|2008-09||Miami University (Ohio)||CCHA||41||8||19||27||34|
|2009-10||Miami University (Ohio)||CCHA||44||18||27||45||40|
Here are two videos you might find interesting. The first is when Palmer was in college and voted the best stick handler in the CCHA and the second is Jarod's one and only NHL goal.