Gallant with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2013
December 28, 1988|
Summerside, PEI, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
New York Islanders
Gallant played junior hockey with the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MJAHL). He was the team captain during the 2008–09 season when they won the Fred Page Cup, scoring 73 points in 50 games.
On November 20, 2009, the Syracuse Crunch signed Gallant to a professional tryout. After developing in the ECHL with the Elmira Jackals and the Reading Royals, Gallant signed a one-year contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
During his third season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the 2012–13 season, Gallant was rewarded for his play in signing a one-year, entry level contract with NHL affiliate the New York Islanders on February 5, 2013.
Gallant was recalled by the New York Islanders from the Sound Tigers on April 7, 2014. He played four games in that stretch, recording three fights against noted heavyweights Matt Kassian, George Parros, and Zenon Konopka.
On July 2, 2015, Gallant signed as a free agent to a two-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
On April 8, 2016, during the Cleveland Monsters game against the Toronto Marlies, Gallant fainted while sitting on the bench during a TV time out and was removed from the game. He required operation on his heart before he could continue to play. Despite this setback, Gallant returned to the Monsters lineup for the 2016 Calder Cup Finals over the Hershey Bears, helping his team cinch the Calder Cup in four games.
On July 25, 2019, Gallant continued his tenure with the Monsters, agreeing to a two-year AHL contract extension.
Gallant is the middle of two brothers who have also played hockey. His eldest brother Bradley played hockey in the QMJHL and the CHL. His youngest brother Alex also played in the American Hockey League and signed with the Vegas Golden Knights in 2018.
|2005–06||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||26||0||1||1||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Summerside Western Capitals||MJHL||9||0||2||2||148||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||48||5||1||6||192||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Saint John Sea Dogs||QMJHL||57||3||2||5||175||11||1||0||1||15|
|2008–09||Summerside Western Capitals||MJHL||50||24||49||73||235||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||17||1||0||1||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||25||2||1||3||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||42||0||0||0||202||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||58||1||1||2||255||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||4||0||0||0||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||45||2||4||6||247||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||48||0||1||1||151||1||0||1||1||0|
Awards and honors
|Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters)||2016|||
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