finally some quotes from the man himself,
“I couldn't be more excited,” said Palmieri, who flew back to the U.S. Tuesday night. “Obviously, being on vacation and being away from hockey for a bit, it was kind of a bit of a shock at first and then all the sudden I get back and everything has kind of started to sink in. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it. It's a big change for me going from a six-hour flight away from everybody I know (from Anaheim to New Jersey) to right in the center of it, but I couldn't be more excited.
“I grew up no more than 20 minutes from the rink and I played with the Devils' youth program (at South Mountain Arena in West Orange), so when the Devils used to have their practices right there, I grew up watching their practices. It's something I'm incredibly excited about and I can't wait to get the season started.”