Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garry Galley
Not many fifth-round draft choices taken 100th overall in the NHL Entry Draft reach the level of success attained by defenseman Garry Galley during what turned out to be a 1,149-game career, spanning 17 years.

Galley was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 Draft while starring for Bowling Green University in the NCAA. He received many accolades during his collegiate career including being named to the 1984 NCAA East First All-Star Team as well as the 1984 NCAA Championship All Tournament Team after leading Bowling Green to the NCAA title.

In 1984-85 he turned pro with the Kings and earned a roster spot after a strong training camp. He played in 78 games for L.A., scoring eight goals and 38 points in his rookie season. Midway through the 1986-87 season Galley was traded to the Washington Capitals where he played until signing with the Boston Bruins as a free agent in the summer of 1988. He remained in a Bruins' uniform for close to three years and helped the team reach the 1990 Stanley Cup finals where they were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers for the second time in three years.

Midway through the 1992-93 season Galley found himself playing for his fourth NHL team when the Bruins sent him to the Philadelphia Flyers. In his two full seasons with the club, Galley posted his best offensive numbers, scoring 62 and 70 points, respectively. However, he was traded again in April 1995 to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Petr Svoboda. He stayed with the Sabres through the 1996-97 season and then returned to the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent in the fall of 1997. During his second go-round with the Kings Galley stayed for three years before signing with the New York Islanders in 2000. He played one season on Long Island before announcing his retirement, finishing his career with 125 goals and 600 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Ottawa 79's Minor-ON
1979-80 Ottawa Jr. Senators ON-Jr.A 2 1 0 1 4
1980-81 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 49 18 26 44 103
1981-82 Bowling Green University CCHA 42 3 36 39 48
1982-83 Bowling Green University CCHA 40 17 29 46 40
1983-84 Bowling Green University CCHA 44 15 52 67 61
1984-85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 8 30 38 82 +3 3 1 0 1 2
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 9 13 22 46 -9
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 2 6 8 6
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 30 5 11 16 57 -9
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 18 1 10 11 10 +3 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Washington Capitals NHL 58 7 23 30 44 +11 13 2 4 6 13
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 78 8 22 30 80 -7 9 0 1 1 33
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 71 8 27 35 75 +2 21 3 3 6 34
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 70 6 21 27 84 0 16 1 5 6 17
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 12 14 83 -3
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 39 3 15 18 34 +1
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 83 13 49 62 115 +18
1992-93 Canada WC-A 8 1 2 3 0
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 81 10 60 70 91 -11
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 2 20 22 20 0
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 9 10 10 +4 5 0 3 3 4
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 10 44 54 81 -2
1995-96 Canada WC-A 8 0 2 2 6
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 4 34 38 102 +10 12 0 6 6 14
1997-98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 9 28 37 63 -5 4 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 60 4 12 16 30 -9
1999-00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 9 21 30 52 +9 4 0 0 0 0
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 56 6 14 20 59 -4
NHL Totals 1149 125 475 600 1218 89 7 23 30 119


CCHA First All-Star Team (1983, 1984)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1984)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1984) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991, 1994)
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 3rd round choice (Milos Holan) in 1993 Entry Draft for Gord Murphy, Brian Dobbin, Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Sergei Zholtok) in 1992 Entry Draft and 4th 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.