Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Maxim Galanov
Maxim Galanov was selected by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 61st overall while playing for Lada Togliatti in his home country. In 1993, Galanov represented his country at the World Junior Championships. He remained in Russia for two more seasons before being convinced to move to North America and attempt to earn an NHL roster spot.

In 1995-96 Galanov was stationed with the AHL's Binghamton Rangers, where he went through a rigorous two-year on-the-job training process while trying to become accustomed to the hard-hitting style of play on the smaller North American ice surfaces. In 1997-98 he got his first chance to play for the New York Rangers, dressing for six games where he picked up his first career assist.

The Rangers left him unprotected and the Pittsburgh Penguins claimed Galanov off the waiver wire in October 1998. He played a total of 51 games with the Penguins that year and had four goals and seven points.

Once again Galanov was left on the unprotected list and he was taken by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 Expansion Draft. He played 40 games for the Thrashers before injuring his hand in a game against the Rangers, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. The following year he signed a contract with the Florida Panthers, but never saw any playing time with the club. He was set free and picked up by the Tampa Bay Lightning. In February 2001, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs but was immediately sent to their farm team in St. John's where he played out the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Sokol Krasnoyarsk CIS-3
1992-93 Lada Togliatti CIS 41 4 2 6 12 10 1 1 2 12
1992-93 Russia WJC-A 7 1 0 1 4
1993-94 Lada Togliatti CIS 7 1 0 1 4
1994-95 Lada Togliatti CIS 45 5 6 11 54 9 0 1 1 12
1995-96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 72 17 36 53 24 4 1 1 2 0
1996-97 Binghamton Rangers AHL 73 13 30 43 30 3 0 0 0 2
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 1 1 2 +1
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 61 6 24 30 22 +12 13 3 6 9 2
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 4 3 7 14 -8 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 40 4 3 7 20 -12
1999-00 Russia WC-A 6 0 0 0 0 -2
2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL 9 4 5 9 11 +4
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 25 0 5 5 8 -5
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 16 0 3 3 6 -18
2001-02 Lada Togliatti Russia 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 8 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Augsburger Panther Germany 47 4 16 20 34
2003-04 Severstal Cherepovets Russia 2 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Severstal Cherepovets 2 Russia-3 11 3 5 8 48
2003-04 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 37 2 8 10 36 5 1 1 2 6
2004-05 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 59 2 9 11 96 3 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Russia 31 1 4 5 32 5 0 0 0 10
2006-07 Metallurg Novokuznetsk Russia 54 3 4 7 60 3 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Metallurg Novokuznetsk Russia 35 4 3 7 24
2008-09 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 38 0 1 1 20
2009-10 Metallurg Novokuznetsk KHL 33 5 3 8 20
NHL Totals 122 8 12 20 44 1 0 0 0 0


Claimed by Pittsburgh from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to hand injury vs. NY Rangers, October 17, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Florida, November 1, 2000. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay for Konstantin Kalmikov, February 20, 2001.
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