Flames acquire Galiardi from Sharks; sign him for one year Staff

7/2/2013 7:53:20 PM

The San Jose Sharks have traded forward T.J. Galiardi to the Calgary Flames for the Flames' fourth-round draft pick in 2015.

The Flames then announced that they have signed the Calgary native to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million.

Galiardi, 25, scored five goals and added nine assists in 36 games with the Sharks last season. He added a goal and an assist in 11 post-season games.

Originally drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Galiardi has scored 39 goals and 48 assists in 221 career NHL games with the Sharks and Avalanche.

A Calgary native, Galiardi returns to where his hockey career began, having suited up for both the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen and the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.