Robert Ross Palmer
Defense
Right-Handed Shot
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
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1982-83
NJ
60
1
10
11
-6
21
81
0
4
4
0
1
1
0
1983-84
NJ
38
0
5
5
-10
10
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
98
1
15
16
-16
31
99
0
4
4
0
1
1
0
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
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