24-Year-Old Right Wing – Washington Capitals
Stanislav Galiev Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $1.15 million contract with the Capitals in July 2015. Contract is a two-way deal for 2015-16, and a one-way deal for 2016-17.
Galiev will skate at left wing alongside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Galiev spent 2012-13 bouncing between the AHL and the ECHL, but the Russian product handled a difficult situation well. As a reward for his strong and unselfish play he should find a full-time AHL role waiting for him. Galiev is starting to develop a reputation as a team-first player who excels comes playoff time. If he can continue his development, look for him to challenge for a spot on the parent club in a year or two.
Galiev is a young Russian right winger who has steadily put up good numbers in the QMJHL. During the last two seasons he has recorded 60-plus points and has his eye on joining the rest of the Russians on this squad. He may have a shot at moving to a different league this season, but this is not certain. At 19 he has some time to continue to perfect his game.
Another Russian drafted in one of the first three rounds in the last seven years, the winger will continue to polish his skills in the QMJHL this season most likely. He was part of the developmental camp in July and has at least a few years before he has the chance to make it at the NHL level.