Photograph – Digital File

Mike Palmateer

Hockey, Washington, United States

In 1980, Palmateer was traded to the Washington Capitals where he played two seasons. Speaking about the experience Palmateer recalls:

“Playing for the caps and living in Maryland was a fantastic experience, so different from playing in Toronto. Hockey really took a back seat to football and college sports; I hardly was recognized away from the rink. Our team did not have a lot of talent and struggled to get wins, but they were great teammates who competed hard. I have nothing but fond memories despite the lack of success.”

In 1982, Palmateer returned to the Maple Leafs for two more seasons before retiring in 1984.


Object #

Black and white head shot of Palmateer surrounded by a cream coloured border. Underneath the photograph is black printed text and a logo.


Digital property


The Town of Aurora has a rich sport history.