March 1, 1961 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Hartford Whalers|
|NHL Draft||29th overall, 1980
Galarneau played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Hull Olympiques where in his second season in 1979-80, he scored 39 goals and 64 assists for 103 points. He was drafted in the second round as a result of his highly productive performance, selected 29th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He was unable to repeat his performances as a pro however, receiving limited ice-time during his spell with the Whalers, splitting his ice-time with the American Hockey League's Binghamton Whalers. In his three seasons with the Whalers, Galarneau played 78 regular season games, scoring 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points.
Galarneau spent one season in the Central Hockey League for the Montana Magic as well as brief spells in the AHL for the Binghamton Whalers and the Fredericton Express before moving to the Netherlands for one season with Eindhoven Kemphanen. In 1985, Galaneau moved to France's Ligue Magnus and signed for HC Amiens. After six seasons, he moved to HC Briançon for one season before moving to Division 1 team HC Anglet for one season. In 1993, he moved to HC Brest where he won two French Championships in 1996 and 1997. He remained with the team until his retirement in 2000.
Galarneau spent a total of 16 seasons in France. Though a Canadian, he obtained French citizenship during his lengthy spell in the country and represented his adopted country in the 1995 World Championships.