The Washington Capitals have signed restricted free agent Stanislav Galiev to a two-year, $1.15 million contract, the team announced on Wednesday.
Galiev appeared in two games with the team late last season, and is expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp. The contract is two way in the first year and one way in year two, further indication of the team’s belief that he will be able to play at the NHL level in the near future.
The 23-year-old native of Moscow scored one NHL goal, April 11 against the Rangers, in his two appearances with the Caps last season. At Hersey he recorded a career-best 25 goals and 20 assists in 67 games before the late-season call up. He led the AHL in power-play goals, and his 25 markers tied for the Bears’ team lead.
It is believed that Galiev could compete for a top-six forward spot for the Caps this year if the team is unable to lure a free agent to D.C. or to make a trade for a player to fill that role.
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A journalism major from the University of Maryland and a published author, Scott graduated summa cum laude from the Maryland College of Journalism in 1991 before pursuing a career in sports that has spanned almost 30 years and includes 15 years working at the NCAA Division I level in sports information and as an Assistant Athletic Director and nearly 10 years working for baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Scott also served as
a college beat writer for the Baltimore/Washington sports publication Pressbox and Pressbox Online and currently is the Director of Digital Media for MYHockeyRankings.com. His son Devin was drafted by two U.S. Tier 2 junior hockey teams and currently plays NCAA Division III hockey for Suffolk University in Boston. His daughter Sydney plays college lacrosse for Franklin & Marshall in Pennsylvania.