North American Skater
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
Weight: 178
Born: 01/17/1992
Mid Term Rank: 23
Nationality: Russian
Club: Saint John
League: QMJHL
• In the 2010 QMJHL playoffs Galiev led all rookie scorers with 19 points (8-11--19) in 21 games helping the Saint John Sea Dogs reach the President’s Cup Final before falling to Moncton.

• A finalist for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year award this season, he was named to the All-Rookie Team finishing second in rookie scoring with 60 points (15-45--60) in 67 games.

• Galiev, who became interested in hockey at the age of four, was selected first overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft. He played for the Indiana Ice of the USHL in 2008-09, winning a championship and finishing seventh in league scoring with 64 points (29-34--64) in 60 games.

• He missed the start of training camp, waiting for his release from Dynamo Moscow, but wasted no time contributing to the Sea Dogs – he had 17 points (5-12--17) in his first 20 games. He was also selected as a member of Team Cherry at the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game.

• Galiev patterns his game after Washington’s Alexander Semin – “Semin, he's my favourite player. I want to be him."


NHL Team: Washington Capitals
NHL Player: Alexander Semin
Shootout move: “Datsyuk move”
Goal celebration: “A lot”
Video Game: Call of Duty
Movies: Taken, Avatar, Titanic
Artist: Lil’ Wayne
Home-cooked meal: Pasta or steak
Activity away from the rink: Video games and soccer