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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 100 overall by Los Angeles Kings
April 16, 1963
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Bowling Green (CCHA)
Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Tournament All-Star First Team: 1983 (Bowling Green)
First Team: 1982-83 (Bowling Green)
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1981 or 1982 NHL drafts despite being
eligible both years. ... Moved with family from childhood home of Montreal
to Ottawa at age 13. ... Attended Sir John A. MacDonald High School in
Ottawa before entering Bowling Green State University. ... Idolized Bobby
Orr while growing up in Montreal and Ottawa.
| Debut: October 11, 1984 (Edmonton at Los
Numbers: 3 (Los Angeles); 12, 2
(Washington); 28 (Boston);
3 (Philadelphia); 3 (Buffalo); 28 (N.Y.
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired December 22, 2001
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||LA, WAS, BOS,|
PHI, BUF, NYI
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1991 (Boston), 1994 (Philadelphia)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1990 (Boston)
Philadelphia Ashbee Trophy (Top Defenseman): 1992-93, 1993-94
Philadelphia Class Guy Award (Media Vote): 1993-94
Buffalo Assists Leader: 1996-97 (34)
Buffalo Playoffs Assists Leader: 1997 (6, tie)
Miscellaneous: Had assist in his first NHL game. The assist came on Los
Angeles' first goal of the 1984-85 season. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season
with torn cartilage and a partially torn ligament in his right knee, an
injury suffered during Los Angeles' Dec. 8, 1985, game at Winnipeg. The
injury required surgery on Dec. 10, 1985, and Galley did not return to
action until Los Angeles' Feb. 12, 1986, game vs. Quebec. Still struggling
with the injury on Feb. 16, 1986, he was assigned to New Haven (AHL) for a
four-game conditioning stint. He returned to Los Angeles for remainder of
season on Feb. 23, 1986. ... Signed with Boston as a
restricted free agent on July 8, 1988. As compensation for the signing,
Boston transferred its 1989 third-round pick (Jim Mathieson) to Washington.
... Missed start of 1989-90 season with sprained left shoulder, an injury
suffered during Boston's Sept. 30, 1989, preseason game vs. Washington. He
did not make his 1989-90 regular-season debut until Boston's Oct. 26, 1989,
game vs. Quebec. ... Scored at 3:42 of overtime to give Boston a 5-4 win in
Game 2 of Adams Division finals series vs. Montreal on Spril 21, 1990. His
goal beat Patrick Roy. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season with concussion and severe cut on cheek,
lips and neck, suffered when he was caught by teammate Randy Burridge's
skate during Boston's Oct. 6, 1990, game vs. Quebec. The cut required 40
stitches to close, and Galley did not return to action until Boston's Oct.
17, 1990, game at Vancouver. ... Missed parts of
1990-91 season with dislocated right shoulder, an injury suffered during
Boston's Dec. 22, 1990, game vs. Minnesota, and with bruised left kneecap, an injury suffered during Boston's March
23, 1991, game vs. Buffalo. ... Missed part of 1991 playoffs with pulled
hamstring, an injury suffered in Game 1 of Boston's second-round series vs.
Montreal on April 17, 1991. He did not return to action until Game 5 of the
series on April 25, 1991. ... Missed parts of 1991-92 season with bruised
ribs, suffered during Philadelphia's Jan. 9, 1992, game vs. Los
Angeles, and with broken bone in left foot, suffered in
Philadelphia's Feb. 8, 1992, game at Quebec. He continued to play with the
foot injury, but the pain then forced him to miss games on March 1, 1992,
and games from March 7-10, 1992. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with
bruised jaw, an injury suffered in Philadelphia's Feb. 24, 1993, game
at Hartford. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with strained left shoulder,
an injury suffered in Philadelphia's March 6, 1994, game at Tampa Bay. ...
Was eighth among NHL defensemen with 70 points and third among NHL
defensemen with 60 assists in 1993-94. ... Missed part of 1995 season with
sprained wrist, an injury suffered during Philadelphia's Feb. 13, 1995, game
vs. Washington. ... Missed parts of 1995-96 season with shoulder injury,
suffered during Buffalo's Nov. 12, 1995, game at Tampa Bay, and with knee
injury, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Feb. 14, 1996, game vs. Los Angeles. ...
Named Buffalo Player of Month for November 1995. ... Missed parts of 1996-97
season with strained right shoulder, suffered in Buffalo's
Nov. 7, 1996, game vs. Philadelphia, with slight concussion, an injury
suffered during Buffalo's Dec. 4, 1996, game vs. Vancouver, with torn
abdominal muscle, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Feb. 9, 1997, game vs.
Ottawa, and with broken jaw, an injury suffered in Buffalo's Feb. 23,
1997, game vs. Boston. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with bruised left
knee, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Feb. 5, 1998, game vs. N.Y.
Rangers. ... Played his 1,000th career NHL game for Los Angeles on Feb. 1,
1999, at Philadelphia. ... Missed remainder of 1998-99 season with strained
abdominal muscle, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' April 5, 1999, game
at Colorado. ... Had off-season hernia surgery during the summer of 1999. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with concussion, an injury
suffered in Los Angeles' Dec. 15, 1999, game at N.Y. Rangers. He developed
post-concussion syndrome and did not return to action until Los Angeles'
Jan. 13, 2000, game vs. St. Louis. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with
neck strain, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Feb. 25, 2000, game at
Vancouver. ... Was Los Angeles' nominee for 1999-00 Masterton Trophy. ...
Missed part of 2000-01 season with concussion, an injury suffered during
N.Y. Islanders' Nov. 16, 2000, game at Los Angeles. ... Missed part of
2000-01 season with strained left shoulder, suffered during N.Y. Islanders'
Feb. 7, 2001, game at Buffalo. He did not return until N.Y.
Islanders' March 20, 2001, game at St. Louis. ... Became a Group III
unrestricted free agent after 2000-01 season, but opted to retire during
2001-02 season after failing to catch on with a new team.
Bowling Green (CCHA); New Haven (AHL)|
World Championships: 1993
(fourth place), 1996 (silver medal)
AWARDS AND HONORS
1984 (Bowling Green)
All-America West First Team: 1983-84 (Bowling Green)
Tournament All-Star First Team: 1984 (Bowling Green)
CCHA All-Star First Team: 1983-84 (Bowling Green)
Bowling Green Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 1990
Bowling Green Sears Award (MVP): 1983-84 (Bowling Green)
Bowling Green Records: Most points by a defenseman in one season (67
in 1983-84), most assists by a defenseman in one season (52 in 1983-84)
Education: Majored in
communications at Bowling Green.
Miscellaneous: Named CCHA
Player of Week in November 1983. ... Was on Bowling
Green team that beat Minnesota-Duluth 5-4 in four overtimes of NCAA title game on March 24, 1984, in the
process setting NCAA record (since broken) for the longest single game at 97
minutes, 11 seconds. ... Led Bowling Green with 52 assists and finished
second on team with 67 points in 1983-84. ... Left Bowling Green after his junior year to pursue
pro hockey career, but remained enrolled at the school and completed his
degree during off-seasons of early NHL career. ... Worked as instructor at
hockey schools during off-seasons of his college and early pro career. ...
Became a sports talk radio host in Ottawa after his retirement, hosting a
show called Sportscall and a weekly Ottawa Senators magazine show. ... Also
worked as guest studio analyst for the NHL Network on TSN television.
Personal: Nicknamed "Ga-Ga." ... Full name is
Garry Michael Galley.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Los Angeles traded Galley to Washington in exchange for Al Jensen on
February 14, 1987. More than 10 years later, Los Angeles got Galley back
when he signed with the Kings as a Group III free agent on July 5, 1997.
Three years later, Los Angeles lost Galley again when he signed with the New
York Islanders as a Group III unrestricted free agent on September 10, 2000.||
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