|Robert Ross Palmer
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 9.10.56 Sarnia, Ontario
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Los Angeles Kings, 9.9.82
How he left: Retired after the 85-86 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Throughout his career, Palmer had been a solid stay-at-home defenseman. His passing was good, as well, which got a
shot in the arm developmentwise playing with Larry Brown while playing for the Kings.
After a couple good seasons in Los Angeles, he started seeing regular time in the minors. The Devils was his last chance
(as history would prove) at the NHL, and he got a season and a half out of it before finishing his career with the Maine
Mariners in 1986.
He would go back to his alma mater, the University of Michigan, to be a graduate assistant coach for 2 seasons.
Nowadays, he also partakes in the U's alumni games, as well as alumni games for the Detroit Red Wings.
|Entry Draft: 1976 Fifth Round Pick (85th overall) by the
Los Angeles Kings