Alex Galchenyuk





Alex Galchenyuk, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Born: 1994-02-12

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Drafted: 3rd overall by Montreal in 2012







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June 2013 – Galchenyuk finished his rookie campaign with an impressive 27 points and a plus-14 rating in 48 games despite just 12 minutes of ice time per contest. He added three points in five playoff contests in a losing effort against the Ottawa Senators. Then, he helped the Americans win the bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships by potting two shootout goals in the deciding game. It is only a matter of time before he becomes a major point contributor. Eric Daoust


March 2013 – Galchenyuk has just one point in the last nine games. The Canadiens have been rolling four lines and his ice time has been very up-and -down which means these slumps will happen from time to time. He is still an important part of the roster especially with injuries hitting the lineup of late. It is only a matter of time before he starts producing again. Eric Daoust


January 2013 – Alex Galchenyuk scored his first career NHL goal (see video below) on January 22, 2013 as he deflected a Brandon Prust shot past Florida Panthers goaltender Scott Clemmensen in his second game of the season. Galchenyuk has been tried on the wing and center by the Montreal Canadiens’ coaching staff and line juggling will likely continue as the young scoring star adjusts to the NHL. Brendan Ross

January 2013 – Galchenyuk tallied two goals and eight points in six 2013 WJHC games for Team USA en route to a gold medal win. He started the tournament strong but seemed to receive less important minutes as the games went on. However, Galchenyuk was dangerous and showed flashes of high skill for Team USA and will start the NHL season as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Brendan Ross

December 2012 – Alex Galchenyuk was one of the 27 American players named to the USA preliminary roster for the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championships. Brendan Ross


December 2012 – Montreal top prospect Alex Galchenyuk is absolutely tearing up the Ontario Hockey League with his linemates Reid Boucher (Devils) and Charlie Sarault (undrafted).  The Sarnia Sting have utilized Galchenyuk mainly on the right wing (except on the power play) and he has responded by posting over two points-per game in his last dozen games dating back to the start of November,  Galchenyuk has recorded 12 goals and 28 points over his past 13 games and is showing an increased confidence in his game.  The big skilled forward continues to display his rare combination of elite vision, a skilled possession game and an improving defensive awareness that should provide Montreal with an impact top line forward within a few seasons.  Brendan Ross


October 2012 – Was signed by the Canadienss to a three-year entry pact and would have made the NHL jump right away on the third line to start the season, with his situation reassessed after nine games. But due to the lockout, he is back in Sarnia(OHL). He has started the year off very strong with 21 points in 15 games. It’s also good to see that he is a ‘plus’ player for the first time in his OHL career, but his value hinges on production. If the NHL restarted in December, Galchenyuk is on Montreal’s recall list from junior and with Louis Leblanc suffering a leg injury, the opportunity would be th