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Garry Michael Galley (born April 16, 1963) is a Canadian broadcaster and retired professional ice hockey player. Galley played in the National Hockey League from 1984 to 2001. Galley was a former co-host of the defunct "More On Sports" radio program on The Team 1200 (now TSN Radio 1200) in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a color commentator for Buffalo Sabres regional broadcast. Galley was born in Greenfield Park, Quebec, on the shores of Montreal, but grew up in Ottawa.

Garry Galley
Born April 16, 1963 (age 53)

Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada

Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings

Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders

National team Canada
NHL Draft 100th overall, 1983

Los Angeles Kings

Playing career 1984–2001

Playing career Edit

Galley played at Bowling Green (CCHA) from 81–82 to 83–84 and was named to the CCHA first all-star team and NCAA All-American in 1984. Galley was drafted 100th overall (5th round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He played in 1,149 career NHL games, scoring 125 goals and 474 assists for 599 points. He also registered 1,218 career penalty minutes. His best offensive season was the 1993–94 season, when he registered 60 assists and 70 points, both career highs.

Galley played two and a half seasons (84–85 to 86–87) with the Los Angeles Kings before being traded to the Washington Capitals in February 1987. He played the rest of the 1986–87 season and competed in the 87–88 season with the Capitals. In July 1988, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins, where he played from 1988–89 to 1991–92. In Game Two of the 1990 playoff series against Montreal, Galley scored the game-winner in overtime. The goal, at the time, was compared to Bobby Orr's famous Cup-clinching goal in 1970.[1] Galley played in the 1991 All-Star Game.

Boston traded Galley to the Philadelphia Flyers in January 1992, and he stayed with the Flyers through to the 1994–95 season, when he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in April 1995. He played in the 1994 All-Star Game. He played with Buffalo from the end of the 1994–95 season to the 1996-97 season. He then returned to the Kings in July 1997 as a free agent. He played another 3 years with the Kings from 1997–98 to 1999–2000. He played one year for the New York Islanders for the 2000–2001 season and then retired. After he retired he moved to Ottawa, Ontario where he is working on the radio show the Team 1200. Just last year he and his family spent some time in New Orleans where he donated 50,000 dollars.

Trade history Edit

  • Traded to Washington by Los Angeles for Al Jensen, February 14, 1987.
  • Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 8, 1988.
  • Traded to Philadelphia by Boston with Wes Walz and Boston's third round choice (Milos Holan) in 1993 Entry Draft for Gord Murphy, Brian Dobbin, Philadelphia's third round choice (Sergei Zholtok) in 1992 Entry Draft and fourth round choice (Charles Paquette) in 1993 Entry Draft, January 2, 1992.
  • Traded to Buffalo by Philadelphia for Petr Svoboda, April 7, 1995.
  • Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 15, 1997.
  • Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 25, 2000.

Post hockey career Edit

  • Galley has pursued a career in broadcasting. In addition to a radio show on Team 1200, he is also a colour analyst. He started working for Buffalo Sabres regional broadcasts in 2008. He is usually teamed with Rick Jeanneret and on HNIC he was paired with Dave Randorf.
  • On May 12, 2008, the Nepean Raiders Junior A Hockey Club announced that Garry Galley would be the new head coach for their team beginning in the 2008-09 season.

Awards and honours Edit

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 1982–83 [2]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1983 [3]
All-CCHA First Team 1983–84 [2]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1983–84 [4]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1984 [5]
NHL All-Star Game 1991
NHL All-Star Game 1994
Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame 2010 [6]

Career statistics Edit

      Regular season    Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Bowling Green Falcons NCAA 42 3 36 39 48
1982–83 Bowling Green Falcons NCAA 40 17 29 46 40
1983–84 Bowling Green Falcons NCAA 44 15 52 67 61
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 8 30 38 82 3 1 0 1 2
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 2 6 8 6
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 9 13 22 46
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 30 5 11 16 67
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 18 1 10 11 10 2 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 58 7 23 30 44 13 2 4 6 13
1988–89 Boston Bruins NHL 78 8 21 29 80 9 0 1 1 33
1989–90 Boston Bruins NHL 71 8 27 35 75 21 3 3 6 34
1990–91 Boston Bruins NHL 70 6 21 27 84 16 1 5 6 17
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 12 14 83
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 39 3 15 18 34
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 83 13 49 62 115
1993–94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 81 10 60 70 91
1994–95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 2 20 22 20
1994–95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 9 10 10 5 0 3 3 4
1995–96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 10 44 54 81
1996–97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 4 34 38 102 12 0 6 6 14
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 9 28 37 63 4 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 60 4 12 16 30
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 9 21 30 52 4 0 0 0 0
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 56 6 14 20 59
NHL totals 1149 125 474 599 1218 89 7 23 30 119

International play Edit

Galley played for Canada at the 1993 World Championship in Munich, where the Canadian squad placed fourth (8-1-2-3-0) under head coach Mike Keenan. He won silver (losing to the Czech Republic 4-2) in the World Men's Championship (IIHF) in 1996 under head coach Tom Renney. 

See also Edit

  • List of NHL players with 1000 games played
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