ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Stanislav Galiev from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Galiev, 23, has played in two games with the Capitals this season and earned his first NHL assist on Oct. 15 against Chicago. Last season, Galiev made his NHL debut on April 8 against Boston and scored his first NHL goal on April 11 against the Rangers. The Moscow native has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in four NHL games.
Galiev appeared in five games with Hershey (AHL) this season and scored three goals. The 6’2”, 197-pound forward made his AHL season debut on Nov. 6 at Lehigh Valley and scored a goal in the first period. On Nov. 7 against St. John’s, Galiev scored two goals, including a goal in the shootout, and was named the game’s first star. Last season, Galiev registered 45 points (25 goals, 20 assists) in 67 games with Hershey and set career highs in goals, assists and points. He finished the season ranked first in the AHL in power-play goals (15) and tied for first among Bears skaters in goals. In addition, Galiev recorded a career-high six game point streak from Feb. 6-15 (five goals, four assists) and tallied 10 multi-point games during the 2014-15 season. Galiev has earned 55 points (31 goals, 24 assists) in 105 career AHL games. He was selected by Washington in the third round, 86th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.