During the 2014-15 season, Stan Galiev blossomed into one of the most talented scorers in the American Hockey League, scoring 25 goals in 67 games with the Hershey Bears. After years of struggles and injuries in the minors, Galiev finally earned a dream promotion to the NHL. But Galiev’s momentum would be halted, tallying only one goal and being a frequent scratch during parts of two seasons in Washington.
Friday, Galiev officially moved back to his home country, signing a two-year deal with Ak Bars. This comes after Galiev was stuck in KHL limbo, where a previous iteration of Dynamo Moscow that no longer existed owned his rights.
— KHL (@khl_eng) July 14, 2017
— ХК "Ак Барс" (@hcakbars) July 14, 2017
Terms of the contract were not released.
Galiev has already joined the team, which is conducting training camp in Finland. After completing his physical, Galiev conducted a short interview with the team.
“The test is finished,” Galiev said as translated by Igor Kleyner. “I am going to rest. And then run, more run, and run again. And weights. A little bit of squatting.”
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