Rylan Galiardi

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Rylan Galiardi
Born (1986-06-30) June 30, 1986 (age 28)
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for San Antonio Rampage
Providence Bruins
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Sheffield Steelers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–2014

Rylan Galiardi (born June 30, 1986) is a American-born Canadian former professional ice hockey Center. His younger brother, TJ, plays professionally for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Galiardi played NCAA college hockey with the Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association where he scored 29 goals and 52 assists for 81 points, and earned 82 penalty minutes in 140 games played. In his first professional season, Galiardi signed a one-year deal with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. In 61 games, Galiardi showed offensive talents in posting 18 goals and 47 points, and was twice briefly loaned to the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruins and Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Prior to his second professional season, Galiardi signed as a free agent to remain in the ECHL with the Gwinnett Gladiators on July 18, 2012.[1] In the 2012–13 season, Galiardi established himself amongst the Gladiators leading scorers. On January 14, 2013, Galiardi was traded by Gwinnett, along with Christian Ouellet and Cody Carlson to the San Francisco Bulls in exchange for Justin Bowers and Sacha Guimond.[2] His tenure with the Bulls was short lived when he was traded after 5 games to the Idaho Steelheads on February 20, 2013. In joined his third club for the season, Galiardi finished with 12 points in 15 games before he was injured in the Steelheads playoff run to the Conference finals.

On August 18, 2013, Galiardi left North American professional hockey as a free agent and signed his first contract abroad with British club, the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League.[3] In the 2013–14 season, Galiardi scored 2 goals in 12 games before he was released due to the Steelers reaching their import limit on October 18, 2013.[4] Galiardi returned to the ECHL with the Utah Grizzlies where he played his last professional season.[5]

Galiardi retired to accept a Head Coach role with the Southern Tier Xpress in the junior NA3HL.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Minnesota Blizzard NAHL 17 5 7 12 17
2005–06 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 4 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Minnesota Blizzard NAHL 53 14 27 41 66 5 3 1 4 0
2006–07 Alexandria Blizzard NAHL 60 25 32 57 79 5 0 3 3 10
2007–08 Minnesota State Mavericks WCHA 32 3 6 9 10
2008–09 Minnesota State Mavericks WCHA 38 8 20 28 20
2009–10 Minnesota State Mavericks WCHA 38 11 14 25 28
2010–11 Minnesota State Mavericks WCHA 32 7 12 19 24
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 10 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 61 18 29 47 68 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 39 11 10 21 59
2012–13 San Francisco Bulls ECHL 5 1 3 4 7
2012–13 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 15 2 10 12 12 7 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 12 2 7 9 6
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 15 4 2 6 20
AHL totals 13 0 2 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gladiators agree to terms with Galiardi". Gwinnett Gladiators. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Bulls acquire scorers Ouellet and Galiardi and puck moving defenseman Carlson". San Francisco Bulls. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Christiansen signs Galiardi". Sheffield Steelers. 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Steeler could face the Chop". The Star. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Grizzlies sign forward Galiardi". Utah Grizzlies. 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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