| 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
170 lb (77 kg)
| NHL Team (P)|
| Montreal Canadiens|
Vancouver Giants (WHL)
|Born|| May 6 1992,|
Delta, BC, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 147th overall, 2010|
|Pro Career||TBD – present|
Brendan Gallagher (born May 6, 1992) is a Canadian junior winger with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In his third season with the Giants he received WHL West First All-Star Team honours.
Gallagher played his rookie season at the junior level with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2008–09. He scored his first WHL goal against goaltender Kevin Armstrong on September 27, 2008, in a 7–3 win against the Prince George Cougars. He finished the season with 10 goals and 31 points over 52 games. He added 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 16 post-season games as the Giants were eliminated in the semifinals by the Kelowna Rockets. The following season, he improved to 81 points over 72 games, ranking second among Giants players behind Craig Cunningham, while his 41 goals was a team-high. Gallagher's efforts continued in the post-season, helping the Giants to the semifinals for his second consecutive year with the club. He registered 21 points in 16 games as Vancouver was eliminated by the Tri-City Americans.
In the off-season, Gallagher was selected 147th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Returning to junior following his draft, he recorded his best junior season in 2010–11. On February 8, 2011, he was named WHL player of the week after recording 10 points (5 goals and 5 assists) in 3 games. In March 2011, Gallagher was sidelined with a head injury, sustained after receiving a hit in a game against the Portland Winterhawks. Ranking first on the Giants and eighth among all WHL scorers with 91 points over 66 games, he was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team. His 44 goals were 4 shy of Evander Kane's single-season team record. Gallagher had also tried out for the Canadian junior team during the campaign. Invited to the national team's World Junior selection camp in December 2010, he was among the initial cuts.
- ↑ "Giants Smack Cougars 7-3", OurSports Central, 2008-09-27. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ 2009-2010 Vancouver Giants - Top Scorers. Western Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ Giants' red-hot Brendan Gallagher named WHL player of the week. The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network (2011-02-08). Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ "Giants' leading scorer Brendan Gallagher day-to-day with head injury", The Republic, Home News Enterprises, 2011-03-07. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ 2010-2011 Regular Season - All Players. Western Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ "WHL West All-Stars and Award Finalists", Western Hockey League, 2011-03-23. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- ↑ "Giants star Brendan Gallagher back in Vancouver after getting cut by Team Canada", The Vancouver Sun, Postmedia Network, 2010-12-14. Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
- Brendan Gallagher's NHL player profile
- Brendan Gallagher's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brendan Gallgher's WHL Profile
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