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Chicago Blackhawks: Stan Bowman Moves, Year In Review

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Sep 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Michael Paliotta (36) against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena. The Penguins won 1-0 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Michael Paliotta (36) against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena. The Penguins won 1-0 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

March 28th, 2015: Michael Paliotta, defenseman, signs a 2-year, $1.85 million contract with the Blackhawks

Initial Reaction: The Blackhawks sign one of their defensive prospects. He appeared in one game and notched one assist.

Current Assessment: Paliotta was traded in the Brandon Saad deal with Columbus. He played a key role in Vermont’s resurgence in college. He is a physical blue liner with good size and skating ability. He currently plays for the AHL affiliate of the Blue Jackets, the Lake Erie Monsters.

Grade: N/A; the jury is still out, although the Blackhawks could use more young defensemen.

Next: Next: Tanner Kero

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