The Washington Capitals announced today that they have signed forward prospect Stanislav Galiev to a three year entry-level contract.
The 19-year-old Russian was drafted by the Capitals in the third round, 86th overall, in 2010. Galiev established himself as one of the Capitals's elite prospects after a Memorial Cup winning season with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs in which he put up 65 points, including 37 goals, in 64 regular season games.
The 6'1, 188 pound forward is a versatile one, and has played in all three forward positions with the Sea Dogs in the past two seasons. He is not expected to join the Capitals this season, but a vacancy at the third-line center spot Galiev could well be in with a slim chance at making the team out of Training Camp.
Galiev broke the news on Twitter moments before the deal was officially announced: