Anaheim announced today that they have signed Kyle Palmieri to a three year entry level deal. The 5'10" right winger was the second of the Ducks' two first round picks in the 2009 Draft. UPDATE: Capgeek reports the contract as 900K per season NHL, 67.5K per season AHL, 90K per season signing bonus and 175K per season in signing bonuses.
The 19 year-old completed his freshman season at Notre Dame last year, but after an off-ice incident that led to him and teammate Riley Sheahan being arrested, many speculated he might come to the pros early. At Conditioning Camp last month, Palmieri confirmed to J.P. Hoornstra that the situation was mostly resolved and sounded as if he planned to return to South Bend. However, by signing a contract with the Ducks, Palmieri is now ineligible for NCAA play.
There was some confusion about this in the comments, so let me clarify, Palmieri CAN play in the AHL this year. He is considered an NCAA player and is not bound by the agreement between the CHL and NHL.