TJ Galiardi
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 04/22/1988
DRAFTED: COL: 2007-55 overall
2008-09 SEASON
- Dressed in each of the final 11 games for the Avalanche, tallying three goals and one assist.
- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on March 19 and made his NHL debut that night against Edmonton.
- Scored his first NHL goal on March 27 vs. Vancouver.
- Recorded his first career multi-goal game on April 5 at Vancouver.
- Collected his first career assist on April 9 vs. Dallas.
- Finished fourth on the Lake Erie Monsters in scoring with 27 points (10g/17a) in 66 games.
2010-11 SEASON
Was limited to 35 games because of two separate injuries…Missed 17 games due to a wrist injury from Nov. 12 to Dec. 15 and missed the final 28 games of the season due to a forearm injury suffered on Feb. 9 at Minnesota…Finished with seven goals and eight assists for a total of 15 points…Suffered the wrist injury on Nov. 9 vs. Calgary…Placed on IR, Nov. 11 (retroactive to Nov. 9) and activated on Dec. 17…Scored a goal in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 27 vs. Detroit…Was reassigned to Lake Erie (AHL) on Jan. 19 and recalled just two days later on Jan. 21…Appeared in one game for the Monsters (0g/1a)…Was placed on IR due to his
forearm injury on Feb. 10 (retro to Feb. 9).


Tallied 39 points (15g/24a) with a +6 rating in 70 games during his rookie season…Finished sixth among league rookies in points and was fifth in both goals (tied) and assists…Led all NHL rookies in shorthanded points (1g/3a) and was tied for second in even strength scoring with 33 points (12g/21a)…It was the most short-handed points by an Avalanche player since 2000-01 (Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic 6)…Paced all Colorado forwards in short-handed time on ice (3:01)…Made his first appearance on an Opening Night roster and had an assist in the season opener on Oct. 1 vs. San Jose…Missed nine games after suffering an ankle injury on Oct. 28 at Calgary…Placed on IR, Nov. 3 (retro to Oct. 28) and activated on Nov. 20…Did not dress on Nov. 28 vs. Minnesota (back)…Scored the game-tying goal with 16 seconds left in regulation on Dec. 2 at Florida…Potted the game-winning goal with 58 seconds remaining in a 3-2 win at Columbus on Jan. 2…Scored his first career short-handed goal on Jan. 24 vs. Dallas…Tallied a career-high four points (0g/4a) on Feb. 2 vs. Columbus…He was the first Avalanche rookie to have four assists in a game since Milan Hejduk on March 28, 1999 vs. Los Angeles…Scored the tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime on March 22 at Los Angeles…Missed two games (torso), April 7-9. PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut, appearing in all six games (0g/2a)…Led all Avalanche forwards in ice time during the postseason at 20:49 per game…Had an assist in his first career playoff game, April 14 at San Jose.

Dressed in each of the final 11 games for the Avalanche, tallying three goals and one assist…Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on March 19 and made his NHL debut that night against Edmonton…Scored his first NHL goal on March 27 vs. Vancouver…Recorded his first career multi-goal game at Vancouver on April 5…Collected his first career assist on April 9 vs. Dallas…Finished fourth on the Lake Erie Monsters with 27 points (10g/17a) in 66 games.

Finished second among Western Hockey League rookies in scoring with 70 points (18g/52a) in 72 games for the Calgary Hitmen…Led Calgary in assists and ranked fourth in points…Galiardi’s 52 assists also led all WHL rookies…Posted a +31 plus/minus rating for the season, second best on the club…Went on to lead the WHL in playoff scoring with 24 points (5g/19a) in 16 postseason games for the Hitmen. 2006-07: Was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team as a freshman at Dartmouth College…Finished second on the team in scoring with 31 points (14g/17a) in 33 games…Only fellow Avs draft pick David Jones (44) recorded more points for the Big Green…Tied for second on the club in goals and ranked third in assists…Led Dartmouth in power-play goals with eight…His 31 points tied him for second among ECAC freshmen, while his eight PPG led all conference rookies.

Played for the Calgary Royals (AJHL), notching 56 points (19g/37a)…Was an AJHL South All-Star.

Competed for Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany…Appeared in all six games for the Americans, tallying three points (0g/3a) and a team-high eight penalty minutes.

T.J. holds dual Canada-U.S. citizenship, as his father is Canadian and his mother is American…T.J.’s brother, Rylan, played four seasons of college hockey at Minnesota State (WCHA) from 2007-11…Resides in Calgary during the offseason…On Jan. 25, 2011, T.J. spent an afternoon at the Denver School of International Studies, as the Colorado Avalanche and Project C.U.R.E. teamed up with students to deliver shoebox-sized medical relief to families in need around the world…Galiardi helped prepare C.U.R.E. Kit for Kids medical relief packages…Spent an evening working with players from Colorado Special Hockey on Nov. 5, 2010…“Swam with the Sharks” at the Denver Aquarium alongside the Arvada Swim Club as part of the Avalanche’s Team Fit program in 2010…Hosted a hockey clinic for the Colorado Jr. Eagles Hockey Club and Denver Pioneers Youth Hockey as part of the Avalanche’s Player Clinics in 2009-10.