Delta’s Palmieri signs with Giants

The signings keep coming for the Vancouver Giants.

General manager Barclay Parneta announced Tuesday that the Giants have signed 2004-born defenceman Damian Palmieri from Delta to a WHL standard player agreement.

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Originally selected by the Giants in round four (87th overall) in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6’0”, 177-pound left-shot defenceman joins the Giants after wrapping up his midget season with the Delta Hockey Academy’s 16U program.

A season prior as a bantam, Palmieri scored seven goals and added 15 assists for 22 points in 29 games while adding 52 penalty minutes.

“He is a physical, two-way defenceman that does not shy down from battles,” said Parneta. “His development has trended well over the past year and he has a similar foundation to the types of players that we have been having success with in recent seasons.”

Palmieri said he is thrilled to have this agreement signed.

“A year ago I was so happy to have been drafted by my hometown WHL team, and to sign with them today is an incredible feeling,” said Palmieri. “I’m excited for training camp and the opportunity to compete for a roster spot next season.”

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