The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has recalled forward T.J. Galiardi from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. He will be available for tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Pepsi Center (7:00 p.m. MT, Altitude TV).
Galiardi, 20, ranks third on the Monsters in scoring this season with 27 points (10g/17a) in 66 games. The Calgary native leads the club in games played and is tied for third in assists and fourth in goals. He has tallied eight points (3g/5a) in seven contests during the month of March.
Galiardi, one of Colorado’s three second-round picks in the 2007 Entry Draft (55th overall), made his pro debut with the Monsters this season after spending the 2007-08 campaign with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. He finished second among WHL rookies with 70 points (18g/52a) in 72 regular season games last year, and went on to lead the WHL in playoff scoring with 24 points (5g/19a) in 16 postseason games.