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Drew Palmisano
Drew  Palmisano


Ann Arbor, Mich.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160



Previous Team:
Omaha Lancers (USHL)


2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Spartans Fall, 3-1, to Union in NCAAs

Berry has lone goal for MSU.


Neil's Notebook: Spartans Take the Ice in Bridgeport

MSU returns to the NCAA Tournament


Spartans Face Union Friday in NCAA Opener

Spartans return to NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008


Neil's Notebook: Different Effort, Though Same Result

Spartans left scoreboard watching during Championship Weekend

2010-11 (Junior) Was Michigan State's Perani Cup winner in the CCHA standings, amassing the most "Three Star" designations in league games throughout the season ... Was the team's winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Posted a 9-14-3 record in 26 starts, which included two shutouts ... Owned a GAA of 2.87 and a save percentage of .905... Named CCHA Goaltender of the Week for his performance in the Alaska series where he stopped 45 of 47 shots (10/22 & 23)... Made a season-high 37 saves in the opening game of the season against Maine (4-4)... Only allowed one goal in each game against No. 9 Alaska (10/22 & 23)... Posted a season-best 1.92 GAA and .932 save percentage in a 4-1 victory over Alaska (10/23)... Made 18 saves for a save percentage of .923 in a 2-1 win over Alabama Huntsville (10/30)... Saved a total of 47 of 53 shots at Western Michigan (11/5 & 6)... Stopped 35 shots in a tough overtime loss to Ohio State (11/12) but then rebounded the next night with a GAA of 2.25 and a .919 save percentage to record his first shutout of the season against the Buckeyes (11/13)... Tallied 29 saves for a .911 save percentage and a 2.48 GAA at Minnesota in a 5-2 victory (11/26)... Recorded 32 saves in a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Ferris State (12/3), including a season-best 17 in the first period ... Tallied 30 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to Ferris State (12/ 4) ... Made 36 saves against Michigan at Yost (1/8) ... Stopped a then-season high 42 saves in the 7-4 victory over No. 11 Miami, (1/21), then topped it the following evening with 43 saves in the series finale (1/22) ... Stopped 27 of 29 shots in a 2-1 loss at Ferris State (1/27) ... Stopped 39 shots in a tough 6-5 loss to Northern Michigan (2/12) ... Made 22 saves in a victory over Alaska (1/19) ... Stopped 17 shots in a 2-0 shutout victory over Bowling Green on senior night ... Made 34 saves in an overtime loss to Alaska in game one of the CCHA first-round series in Fairbanks, a 3-2 loss.

2009-10 (Sophomore): A Second-Team All-CCHA Selection ... Named MSU's selection to the CCHA All-Academic Team ... Was the overall CCHA Perani Cup Champion, given to the player earning the most "three stars" distinction over the course of the conference season ... Played and started 31 of MSU's 38 games ... Posted a 2.44 GAA and .919 save percentage ... 15-10-5 overall record with two shutouts ... Posted a 2.21 GAA and .924 save percentage and two shutouts in CCHA contests ... Made his season debut in the opener against Clarkson, backstopping MSU to a 6-1 victory ... Clarkson game was just his second home appearance in his career ... Picked up his first career overtime win with a season-high 35 saves at Miami (10/24) ... Allowed just one goal in a tight victory over Western Michigan (10/30) ... Recorded his first collegiate shutout in a 3-0 victory at home over Nebraska-Omaha (11/5) ... Allowed two goals in a series sweep of Michigan (11/13-14), which included a 31-save shutout at home ... Made 25 saves in a 1-1 deadlock with Notre Dame (11/19) ... Made a season-high 40 saves in a tough loss to Minnesota (11/28) ... Was the hard-luck loser at Northern Michigan (12/5), making 30 saves before the overtime game-winner went off an MSU defenseman's skate ... Rebounded with a win over Bowling Green (12/12) ... Made 47 of 49 stops at the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29-30), and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Earned first star honors in both games against Lake Superior (1/8-9), making 63 of 68 saves in a win and a tie ... Made 34 saves at Notre Dame (1/15) ... Made a aseason-high 43 in a tough loss to Ohio State (1/23), and stopped 74 of 79 shots in the series to cap a five-game stretch with 30+ saves ... Made 22 stops in a home victory over Michigan (1/29) and had an assist on Corey Tropp's second-period game-winning tally ... Made 28 saves in a 1-1 tie at Alaska (2/6) ... Made 50 saves in the split with Ferris State (2/19-20) ... Made 13 saves in 50 minutes against Bowling Green (2/26) before making way for Bobby Jarosz to play the remainder of the game on Senior Night ... Made 32 stops in a 2-2 tie with Bowling Green in the regular-season finale.

2008-09 (Freshman): Posted a 3.33 GAA and a .898 save percentage in limited action ... Appeared in seven games, and drew six starts, recording a 1-3-2 record ... Made 21 saves in collegiate debut, a 2-1 victory over Massachusetts-Lowell (10/17)...Made 32 saves in first collegiate road start, a 2-2 tie at Western Michigan, where he stopped two of three attempts in 2-1 shootout victory over the Broncos (11/1)...Made 22 saves in 4-4 tie at Minnesota in College Hockey Showcase ... Appeared in relief in a loss to Michigan (12/5) ... Drew the start in a loss at Michigan, making a career-best 46 saves in a 5-3 loss (1/24) ... Played in the road contest at Notre Dame, filling in for an injured Jeff Lerg, and making 26 saves in a loss to the top-ranked Irish (2/27).

Prior to MSU: 2008 USA Hockey Dave Peterson Award winner as the Goalie of the Year ... Played for two seasons for the USHL's Omaha Lancers, along with current teammate Andrew Conboy ... Named the 2007 USHL Goalie of the Year and a second-team USHL All-Star ... Won Clark and Anderson Cup championships in 2008, and was named the playoff MVP after posting an impressive 9-5 record with four shutouts (14 GP), a 2.45 GAA, and .921 save percentage ... Earned second-team USHL All-Star honors and participated in the USHL All-Star game ... Helped team to 87-34-9 record in his year-plus in Omaha ... Owned a 32-8-3 record with a 2.02 GAA and .922 save percentage in 2007-08, and went 25-18-5 with a 2.10 GAA and .908 save percentage in his first season ... Played the first half of the 2006-07 season for the Junior Blue Jackets in Columbus.

Personal: Born July 2, 1988, in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Son of John and Terry Palmisano ... No preference major ... Brother, Patrick, plays hockey at SUNY Cortland ... Cousins Michael and Sarah Palmisano and uncle, David Palmisano, all attended MSU ... Enjoys playing golf ... Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite NHL player: Chris Osgood. "He's had to overcome adversity and he continues to prove he is one of the best goalies in the league." ... Says his hockey influence growing up was his brother, who "he would shoot on me - and punch me - to make me better."... Says his mom is his hero, because "she learned the game of hockey, and would drive my brother and I to every practice and game."

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