Zach Palmquist
Born (1990-12-09)December 9, 1990,
South St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
AHL team
F. teams
free agent
Iowa Wild
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Zach Palmquist (born December 9, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Previously, he played four years at the collegiate level for the Minnesota State Mavericks in the NCAA Men's Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Palmquist's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the All-WCHA First Team in both the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons.[1]

On March 30, 2015, Palmquist signed as an undrafted free agent to a one-year entry level contract with home state NHL team, the Minnesota Wild.[2]

Palmquist played four seasons within Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, before leaving as a free agent following the 2017–18 campaign. On August 31, 2018, he agreed to continue in the AHL by securing a one-year deal with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the primary affiliate to the Philadelphia Flyers.[3]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 South St. Paul High USHS 5 3 5 8 0
2008–09 South St. Paul High USHS 25 14 24 38 32
2008–09 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 12 0 3 3 18 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 53 9 27 36 60 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 59 4 14 18 67 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Minnesota State U - Mankato WCHA 38 6 13 19 31
2012–13 Minnesota State U - Mankato WCHA 41 7 18 25 20
2013–14 Minnesota State U - Mankato WCHA 41 4 19 23 36
2014–15 Minnesota State U - Mankato WCHA 40 8 21 29 20
2014–15 Iowa Wild AHL 8 0 3 3 4
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 69 4 7 11 26
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 72 2 19 21 20
2017–18 Iowa Wild AHL 67 6 28 34 42
2018–19 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 66 3 11 14 24
AHL totals 282 15 68 83 116

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
College
All-WCHA First Team 2013–14 [4]
All-WCHA First Team 2014–15 [5]

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