Palazzese went 3-1-0 with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in April, helping the Nailers claim the final playoff spot in the North Division.
The 21-year-old won his final three starts of the month, allowing five goals over that span. He made a season-high 46 saves in a 2-1 win at Reading on April 8 and turned aside 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win at Elmira on April 11 to clinch a playoff berth.
Under contract to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, Palazzese appeared in 41 games with the Nailers this season going 20-19-1 with one shutout, a 2.88 goals-against average and a save percentage of .911.
Prior to turning pro, Palazzese played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Kingston, Kitchener and Sudbury appearing in 175 career games and posting an overall record of 71-69-26 with seven shutouts, a 3.12 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914.
|October||Olivier Roy||Idaho Steelheads|
|November||Jeff Lerg||Toledo Walleye|
|December||Jason Missiaen||Greenville Road Warriors|
|January||Mac Carruth||Indy Fuel|
|February||Jeff Jakaitis / Adam Morrison||South Carolina Stingrays|
|March||Jeff Jakaitis||South Carolina Stingrays|