|BIRTHPLACE:||Calgary, AB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||COL: 2007-55 overall|
|ECAC All-Rookie Team (2007) Missed majority of 2010-11 due to wrist injury vs. Calgary, November 9. 2010. Traded to San Jose by Colorado with Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's 7th round choice (previously acquired, San Jose selected Emil Galimov) in 2013 Entry Draft for Jamie McGinn, Michael Sgarbossa and Mike Connolly, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Bietigheim (German-2), October 4, 2012. Traded to Calgary by San Jose for Calgary's 4th round choice in 2015 Entry Draft, July 2, 2013.|
|2011-12: Acquired by San Jose on Feb. 27, 2012...Played in 69 games with Colorado and San Jose, posting 15 points (9-6-15), 53 PIM, and 110 hits...Finished second on the Sharks in hits (110)...Scored his first goal as a Shark on Apr. 3, 2012 at Dallas...Playoffs: Appeared in 3 postseason games for the Sharks, posting 6 PIM and 3 hits.
CAREER 2010-2011: Limited to 35 games because of two separate injuries…Finished season with 15 points (7-8-15)... Scored a goal in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 27 vs. Detroit…Was reassigned to Lake Erie (AHL) on Jan. 19 and recalled just two days later on Jan. 21.
2009-10: Tallied 39 points (15-24-49) and a +6 rating in 70 games during his rookie season…Finished sixth among league rookies in points and was 5th in both goals (tied) and assists…Led all NHL rookies in shorthanded points (1-3-4) and was tied for second in even strength scoring with 33 points (12-21-33)…Scored the most short-handed points by an Avalanche player since 2000-01 (Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic, 6)…Paced all Colorado forwards in short-handed time on ice (3:01)… Made his first appearance on an Opening Night roster and had an assist in the season opener on Oct. 1 vs. San Jose...Scored his first career short-handed goal on Jan. 24 vs. Dallas… Tallied a career-high four points (0-4-4) on Feb. 2 vs. Columbus...First Avalanche rookie to have four assists in a game since Milan Hejduk on Mar. 28, 1999 vs. Los Angeles...Playoffs: Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut...Appeared in all 6 games and scored 2 assists (0-2-2)…Led all Avalanche forwards in ice time at 20:49 per game…Had an assist in his first career playoff game, Apr. 14 at San Jose...World Championships: Competed for Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany...Appeared in all 6 games, tallying 3 points (0-3-3) and a team-high 8 penalty minutes.
2008-09: Dressed in each of the final 11 games for the Avalanche, tallying three goals and one assist…Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on Mar. 19 and made his NHL debut that night against Edmonton...Scored his first NHL goal on Mar. 27 vs. Vancouver…Recorded his first career multi-goal game at Vancouver on Apr. 5…Collected his first career assist on Apr. 9 vs. Dallas…Finished fourth on the Lake Erie Monsters with 27 points (10-17-27) in 66 games.
2007-08: Finished second among Western Hockey League rookies in scoring with 70 points (18-52-70) in 72 games for the Calgary Hitmen…Led Calgary in assists and ranked 4th in points…His 52 assists also led all WHL rookies…Posted a +31 rating for the season, second best on the club...Playoffs: Led WHL in playoff scoring with 24 points (5-19-24) in 16 postseason games for the Hitmen.
2006-07: Named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team as a freshman at Dartmouth College...Finished second on the team in scoring with 31 points (14-17-31) in 33 games…Only fellow Avs draft pick David Jones (44) recorded more points for the Big Green…Tied for 2nd on the club in goals and ranked 3rd in assists…Led Dartmouth in power-play goals with 8…His 31 points tied him for second among ECAC freshmen, while his eight PPG led all conference rookies.
2005-06: Played for the Calgary Royals (AJHL), notching 56 points (19-37-56)…Named to the AJHL South All-Star Team.
PERSONAL: “Gali” lists these favorites: Italian (food); Tennis or football (sport besides hockey); First NHL game (hockey moment); Chicago or Calgary (NHL road city); Calgary (non-Sharks jersey); Miracle (hockey movie); Breaking Bad (TV show); Band of Horses (musicians); Honesty (personal quality in others)…Hidden talent is cooking…Would be an architect if he wasn’t playing in the NHL…If he could have dinner anyone with anyone in history it would be Jesus and Gordon Ramsay…Hockey idol is Theoren Fleury…Biggest influence on his hockey career was his family…Piece of equipment he pays most attention to is his skates…Thinks the most exciting player to watch in the NHL is Sidney Crosby…Fastest skater in the NHL is Marian Gaborik…Hardest hitter in the NHL is Niklas Kronwall…If he could change one rule he would add no-touch icing…Thinks Jason Demers is the best teammate to double date with…Names Joe Thornton as the teammate most likely to wear a Speedo to the beach…Prefers the silence of an away building to the roar of the home crowd…Best thing about his hometown of Calgary is friends and family.