ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Stanislav Galiev to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6’1”, 188-pound forward spent the 2010-11 season with Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he helped lead his team to the Memorial Cup championship. Galiev tallied a goal and two assists in four Memorial Cup games after helping Saint John win the QMJHL championship. He ranked fifth in the league in playoff points (27), third in assists (17) and tied for sixth in goals (10). During the regular season, Galiev set career highs in goals (37) and points (65) while adding 28 assists.
Galiev, 19, recorded 60 points (15 goals, 45 assists) in 67 games with Saint John during the 2009-10 season and led all rookies in assists while also being named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team. He has compiled 125 points (52 goals, 73 assists) in 131 QMJHL games and is eligible to return to juniors next season.
Prior to his stint with Saint John, Galiev spent one season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he helped lead the Indiana Ice to the Clark Cup championship. He registered 64 points (29 goals, 35 assists) in 60 games while being named to the USHL All-Star Game as well as the league’s All-Rookie Team.
The native of Moscow, Russia, was drafted by the Capitals in the third round (86th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.