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Alex Galchenyuk | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly closing in on a bridge deal with restricted free-agent Alex Galchenyuk.
The 21-year-old has had some ups and downs in his first three NHL seasons, but he did manage to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career in 2014-15. It will be interesting to see how much money and term Galchenyuk will end up with on his upcoming deal. Jun 28 - 1:12 PM

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin expects to re-sign RFA forward Alex Galchenyuk.

"We’re fine with the cap, we have no problem with the money, we’re good. We’ll sign Chucky and move on," Bergevin said. The Canadiens have $4.925M left under the cap, without many slots to fill. It's reasonable to presume a trade to clear some space may occur, but that may be more to create extra breathing room under the ceiling. After all Galchenyuk has just 104 points over his first three seasons and 193 games, and he's coming off a cap hit of just $925K.
Jun 27 - 9:45 PM

A day after firing agents Igor Larionov and Ian Pulver, RFA Alex Galchenyuk has hired Pat Brisson to be his representative.

The 21 year old Galchenyuk is coming off his Entry Level Contract which saw him ding the cap at $925K per season. In that time he amassed 42 goals and 104 points in his first 193 games, he's also put up 10 points in 22 playoff games. Galchenyuk's roll has expanded each season as well, averaging just 12:19 per game as a rookie to 16:26 last season while raising his shooting percentage up to 12.3 from 11.4%.
Jun 23 - 6:28 PM

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, contract talks with Alex Galchenyuk have been placed on hold because the Canadiens forward fired his agent.

He will be a restricted free agent in July and it's believed the Canadiens have about $4.5 million left to spend if the salary cap is set at $71 million, as expected. Negotiations will continue when Galchenyuk gets another representative.
Jun 22 - 11:20 AM

Alex Galchenyuk would benefit from more time at center, according to Guy Lafleur.

"I would put him at center, I don't think he's comfortable at the wing," Lafleur said. "He's limited in his movements. He doesn't want to go all over the ice, (but) with his talent he should be all over the ice. It's not up to him to adjust to the other guys, the other guys should adjust to him." Lafleur thinks that Galchenyuk would produce more if he played regularly at center, especially if he gets to play with the right players. Montreal GM Marc Bergevin doesn't share that opinion and he serious doubts that Galchenyuk can succeed as a center in the NHL. We would expect the 21-year-old forward to spend most of the 2015-16 campaign on the wing again.
May 28 - 1:57 PM

It doesn't appear that Montreal GM Marc Bergevin believes that Alex Galchenyuk will be able to hold down a job as a center in the NHL.

It appears that the Habs will be looking at him strictly as a winger next season if Bergevin's remakrs are to be taken at face value. "Chucky, at the end of the day, might never be a centerman. Right now, it doesn't look like he will be. He might be. He could be. But, I don't want to just focus on him. He's a good young player who's a part of this team. He scored 20 goals this year. He had a pretty good season. But, playing center in the NHL isn't easy. When he was playing in Sarnia, they put him on the wing, so maybe they saw something that we saw, too. Maybe he's not the centerman that he might have been," said Bergevin. For fantasy purposes that might be a good thing because as a pivot he could be behind both Tomas Plekanec and David Desharnais on the depth chart. As a winger, he would have a better chance of playing in the Habs' top six.
May 16 - 11:07 AM

Alex Galchenyuk ended his personal seven game point drought with a pair of assists, including one on the power play, during Thursday's 6-2 Game Four win over Tampa Bay.

It's been a postseason of highs and lows for the young forward. Galchenyuk began the playoffs with a goal and an assist during the first two games, and hadn't tallied since. He now has four points through 10 games.
May 7 - 11:42 PM

Alex Galchenyuk had a tough outing in game one of Montreal's best-of-seven-series against Tampa Bay.

Galchenyuk has struggled down the stretch and he stood out for all the wrong reasons in game one. The 21-year-old took three minor penalties in the game, and missed two good scoring opportunities. "We had a little chat, I’m sure he chatted with the other guys, too," said veteran centre Tomas Plekanec. "You know we’re confident, he’s a great a player and it’s one little thing that’s going to pop in his head and he’ll turn things around and win us a game." Galchenyuk has just one goal and two points in seven playoff games in 2015.
May 3 - 9:41 AM

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said that Alex Galchenyuk won't sit in Game 2.

The young forward is a key part of the Habs offense, so it's heartening for Montreal fans that Galchenyuk won't be punished on Sunday.
May 2 - 2:30 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored the overtime winner in Friday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.

The Canadiens failed to close the game out in the final minutes of the third period, but end up with the win regardless. Max Pacioretty tied the game at one in the second period, while P.K. Subban gave Montreal a 2-1 lead later on in the period. Senators goalie Andrew Hammond will likely want Galchenyuk's goal back. Montreal now has a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Game three will take place in Ottawa on Sunday night.
Apr 17 - 10:12 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will play alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher.

The trio will form Montreal's top line with Max Pacioretty out of the lineup for at least the last two games of the regular season. Galchenyuk has 20 goals and 46 points in 78 games this season. He has three assists in three matches this month after he produced just four points in 15 outings in March.
Apr 9 - 9:33 AM

Alex Galchenyuk contributed two assists in the Habs' 5-4 overtime loss to Washington on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old now has 45 points in 76 games this season. It was his first multi-point game since Feb. 24.
Apr 3 - 12:43 AM

Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal in Montreal's 3-2 overtime win over Florida on Saturday.

It's the first time in Galchenyuk's career that he reaches the 20-goal mark. This was also Galchenyuk's first goal in 12 games (last scored on March 4th). The 21-year-old has gone through a little bit of a slump recently but he still has a respectable 43 points in 74 games this season.
Mar 29 - 1:09 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored his 19th goal of the year in a 3-1 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

Galchenyuk broke the goose egg with less than two minutes to go but it wasn't enough to rally the Habs in Anaheim. Montreal fired 38 shots at Ducks' goalie John Gibson but could only get the one goal past him. Andrei Markov and David Desharnais drew assists on the lone marker. Galchenyuk has 19 goals and 40 points in 62 games in his breakout out year.
Mar 5 - 2:24 AM

Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk was the hero Tuesday as he registered two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Blues.

If you were uncertain about whether we're witnessing Galchenyuk's breakout, question it no longer. With 39 points in 58 games, he's on pace for about 55, but has only scratched the surface of his potential. Brendan Gallagher also potted a pair of goals in the winning effort while Michael Bournival also found the back of the net.
Feb 24 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Brian Flynn
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3Brandon Prust
4Torrey Mitchell
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Christian Thomas
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Brett Lernout
8Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski