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T.J. Galiardi signs with the San Jose Sharks

Jul 7, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings hooks T.J. Galiardi #37 of the San Jose Sharks in the third period during the NHL game at Staples Center on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Sharks defeated the Kings 6-5 in shootout overtime.
(April 4, 2012 - Source: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Mere days after filing for arbitration, CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz is reporting that T.J. Galiardi has inked a one-year extension with the San Jose Sharks. The financial details of the agreement were not immediately available.

Galiardi was taken in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche and stayed within their organization until he was traded to the Sharks on Feb. 27. He had nine goals and 15 points in 69 games last season.

He also took part in three playoff games during the Sharks’ 4-1 series loss to the St. Louis Blues in the first round. During Game 2, Galiardi delivered a controversial hit on St. Louis forward Andy McDonald. He asserted that Galiardi elbowed him in the head so hard that it actually broke his helmet.

Galiardi is primarily a bottom-six forward, who can contribute a bit more offensively than he did in 2011-12.

  1. sjsharksfan11 - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Break out the confetti. Geez who cares

  2. finfan88shark - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Wow you know hockey talk is slow, when a bum like Galiardi makes a story on PHT. Like the previous commenter said who cares? As a Sharks fan I hope Galiardi at least works on his skating so as to not fall down so much during his nightly 8 minutes of ice time.

  3. Bliss Fortress - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Horrible trade by Wilson. McGinn lit it up in Denver after the trade, while Winnick and Galiardi performed like AHLers in San Jose. Traded a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for a pair of Necco Wafers. Like with Howson, am wondering how he is still employed.

    • polegojim - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Bliss – Galiardi played like that in CO…. other than a few flashes, he’s yet to prove NHL talent.

      That said, the Sharks will get more from him than the Avs

  4. polegojim - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Sharks MUST have a better system under Ricci than the Avs ‘Non-Development’ System under Billington.

    TJ is yet an other of the Avs ‘Youth’ movement that didn’t even BUD, yet alone blossom.

    One of two things are horridly broken in CO – Scouting or Player Develpment…. maybe BOTH.

    How does a team gain almost a 100% young player failure rate?

  5. sjsharks66 - Jul 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Sharks let Winnik walk. So basically traded McGinn and our prospect for TJ. Bad deal by Wilson. But then again whens the last time Wilson made a good deal.

  6. jernster21 - Jul 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Galiardi is a nice enough guy but he had plenty of opportunity to play in top 6 roles and bottom 6 roles with the Avs and couldn’t fit any role with any consistency. Sadly, unless he has some sort of break out season next year his next trip will be to an AHL team or overseas.

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