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Alex Galchenyuk | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (20) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Alex Galchenyuk tallied two points in the Canadiens’ 4-1 win over the Senators on Saturday night.
Galchenyuk scored and assisted. Stardom is in the offing for the 20-year-old. Galchenyuk has points in three straight games, and six over that span. He has 10 goals and 24 points in 34 games. Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec picked up the other goals. Max Pacioretty chipped in with two helpers. Dec 20 - 10:24 PM

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Alex Galchenyuk tallied three times for the Canadiens as part of a 4-1 victory over Carolina Tuesday night.

The combination of Galchenyuk on Montreal's top line alongside Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty was dynamite on this night, as Gallagher and Pacioretty combined for four points of their own. Brandon Prust also found the back of the net for Montreal in the win.
Dec 16 - 10:25 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will center Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher on Montreal's top line against Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Montreal has lost six of their last seven, and seven of their last nine. They were shutout twice and scored one goal three times in that span. Sitting 15th of 30 in goals-for, Coach Therrien is searching for anything that'll light a fire.
Dec 9 - 7:14 PM

Left winger Alex Galchenyuk scored Montreal's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Wild in Minnesota Wednesday night.

Galchenyuk's goal, scored with 58 seconds remaining in regulation, spoiled Darcy Kuemper's shutout bid. It was Galchenyuk's sixth goal of the season. It won't hurt him in his contract talks with the Canadiens, who are looking to sign the 20-year-old to a long-term extension.
Dec 3 - 10:44 PM

Extension talks between Alex Galchenyuk and the Canadiens haven’t begun yet, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

Lavoie reports that Montreal is looking to sign him to a long-term deal, which certainly fits with the front office's MO of locking in the core. Brendan Gallagher was signed to a six-year extension Saturday. Galchenyuk has five goals and 14 points in 23 games this season. The 20-year-old is in the last year of his entry-level contract and is due to become a restricted free agent this offseason.
Nov 29 - 8:51 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored his fifth goal of the season on Tuesday as the Canadiens defeated Winnipeg by a score of 3-0.

The young forward continues to display tons of promise, but the production doesn't always follow as this goal was his first point in five games. Until he becomes a consistent scoring threat he's not worth owning in shallow to medium-sized leagues. Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller also found the back of the net for Montreal in the win.
Nov 11 - 11:12 PM

Alex Galchenyuk tipped in his fourth goal of the season past Ryan Miller on Thursday night.

Galchenyuk redirected a slapper from PK Subban through his legs and past Miller to cut the Canucks' lead to 3-2 midway through the third. It was quite a display of hand-eye coordination. The 20 year old now has eight points in 11 games this season, and chipped in elsewhere by winning 67% of his faceoffs while skating 17:31.
Oct 31 - 1:13 AM

Alex Galchenyuk has enjoyed an excellent start to the 2014-15 season.

He scored his third goal and seventh point in seven games during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Detroit. Galchenyuk tucked the puck into the net on a wraparound goal late in the third period to send the game into an extra session. He has credited his off-season training regimen with his confident play to open the year. "I had a great summer of training and I definitely got stronger," said Galchenyuk. "I feel more confident physically. Every summer, your goal is to get more confident so that you can compete. Your linemates can also make a difference. I'm happy to be playing with (Tomas Plekanec and P.A. Parenteau) and they have helped me a lot." The 20-year-old forward is stepping up for the Canadiens and new career highs in all offensive categories should be attainable even though his point-per-game pace will probably not be maintained.
Oct 22 - 8:53 AM

Alex Galchenyuk doesn’t care which forward position he plays this season. All he wants to do is contribute.

Galchenyuk has played the first two years of his career mostly as a left-winger. Coming into this season though, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said the team wanted to give Galchenyuk a shot to play center. "I’ve been saying it all along that I don’t care where I play," said Galchenyuk. "As long as I can help the team." The 20-year-old has played some preseason games at both positions this year, but it appears as though he will start the season on the wing. Wherever he plays, the 20-year-old is a prime candidate for a breakout season.
Oct 4 - 8:22 AM

Alex Galchenyuk got another look at center in Sunday's 2-0 preseason loss to Washington.

He had three shots and a minus-2 rating in the defeat. Galchenyuk did manage to win 70 percent of his 10 faceoffs, but it's likely that he'll be on the wing when the regular season begins.
Sep 29 - 10:09 AM

After starting the pre-season at center, Alex Galchenyuk was moved back to left wing on Saturday.

Galchenyuk skated on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher. The Habs drafted Galchenyuk as a center, but he has yet to see significant ice time in the middle. "I’m not the coach and I’ll play wherever they want me to play," said Galchenyuk. The 20-year-old is extremely skilled, but has struggled with the defensive duties that come with playing center. No matter which forward position he plays, Galchenyuk should surpass the 13 goals and 31 points he scored last season.
Sep 28 - 8:59 AM

Although the Canadiens seem willing to give Alex Galchenyuk some playing time at center during training camp, don't expect the talented sophomore to remain at the position.

Habs' coach Michel Therrien seems very happy with his other four centers namely, Tomas Plekanec, David Desharnais, Lars Eller and Manny Malhotra. From a fantasy perspective it is probably better for Galchenyuk to line up as a winger as he will have a better chance of playing in the team's top six. "I was happy with what I saw from Alex in the scrimmage today, but I’m happy with David Desharnais at centre," Therrien said. I’m happy with Tomas Plekanec at centre. I’m happy with Lars Eller at centre and I’m happy with Manny Malhotra at centre. "But things happen during the season, there are injuries. Every team is looking for strength in the middle and it’s an advantage for us if we have players who can play the wing and then move to centre if we need help."
Sep 20 - 11:15 AM

The Montreal Canadiens might move Alex Galchenyuk to center ... if they can deal with defensive lapses.

This is a big situation to watch, as Galchenyuk has the talent and pedigree to make a huge leap in the next season or two. Of course, that could come down to how much room Michel Therrien gives him to breathe.
Sep 16 - 2:21 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and registered an assist in Montreal's 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

It was just Galchenyuk's fourth game since returning from a knee injury that had sidelined him for over a month. He now has three points since his return.
May 28 - 9:36 AM

Alexander Galchenyuk, who scored the overtime winner Thursday night, is beginning to look more at home on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.

After being out of action since April 9th with a knee injury, it took Galchenyuk the first two games in the series against the Rangers to shake off the rust. In Thursday night's Game 3, Galchenyuk started to look like the talented rookie who began the 2013-14 regular season on fire. He had two shots on goal and was dangerous on a number of occasions before potting a rather lucky goal in overtime. Keep an eye on Galchenyuk going forward. He could be a difference maker.
May 24 - 10:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
6Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski
3Joey MacDonald