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Alex Galchenyuk | Winger | #27

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (3) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal as the Montreal Canadiens fell to the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Saturday night.
Galchenyuk was given almost 14 minutes of ice time on Saturday after being benched in Thursday night's game versus Calgary. As trade rumors swirl around the struggling forward, he notched a power play marker in the second period but the game was already out of reach. Unless the talented young forward is traded, expect him to continue to battle for ice time in Montreal. Dec 9 - 11:31 PM

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Alex Galchenyuk was benched in Thursday's game against Calgary.

Galchenyuk logged just 9:18 of ice time in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames because of his lackluster play without the puck. "In a tie game ... he wasn't very good tonight along the boards so that's the decision I took," said coach Claude Julien after the contest. Julien added, "A player has to do more than score goals .. that's for everybody." Unfortunately, Galchenyuk hasn't been doing much of that lately either with two goals in his last 18 games.
Dec 8 - 9:51 AM

Alex Galchenyuk set a career-high on Saturday with four assists.

Galchenyuk's efforts were part of the Canadiens' 10-1 blowout over Detroit. He's been hot recently, recording at least a point in four of his last five games. That's helped make up for a somewhat slow start as he now has six goals and 16 points in 28 contests this season.
Dec 3 - 10:02 AM

Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Galchenyuk helped set up Jeff Petry’s power play goal in the first period before putting his 11-game goal drought to bed in the second frame. This was also Galchenyuk’s first multi-point effort of 2017-18, which is nice for his fantasy owners. The Canadiens forward now has five goals and five assists in 24 games this season.
Nov 25 - 10:40 PM

Alex Galchenyuk is currently in an eight-game goal drought.

He's picked up an assist in each of his last two games, but he hasn't found the back of the net since Oct. 30. Galchenyuk has a disappointing four goals and four assists in 20 games this season.
Nov 18 - 9:37 AM

Alex Galchenyuk fired eight shots on goal in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Galchenyuk led the team in that category. The Canadiens forward had some jump tonight, and he was probably the best player on the ice for his team. Unfortunately for Montreal, Galchenyuk (or anyone else) couldn't figure out how to beat Devan Dubnyk. He has four goals and two assists in 17 games this season.
Nov 9 - 11:17 PM

Alex Galchenyuk logged some time at center Tuesday night after Jonathan Drouin left the match with an upper-body injury.

Galchenyuk has been skating alongside Drouin and Artturi Lehkonen for the last few contests. Paul Byron moved up to play with Galchenyuk and Lehkonen after Droun was injured. Coach Claude Julien said he still sees Galchenyuk as a winger, but he has liked what he's seen from the 23-year-old lately.
Nov 8 - 9:13 AM

Alex Galchenyuk finally registered his first assist of the season on Saturday.

It took Galchenyuk 14 games to reach that feat. He has scored four goals this season so he hasn't been completely left off the scoresheet, but still a total of five points over 14 contests isn't what people were hoping for out of him. The good news is that he has recorded a point in three of his last four contests, so it seems like he's heating up after his slow start.
Nov 5 - 10:31 AM

Alex Galchenyuk netted his fourth goal of the year Monday night despite logging a mere 10:43 of ice time against Ottawa.

Galchenyuk has three markers in the last four contests and he is tied for the team lead with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher. "He's been getting better," said coach Claude Julien. "I have to find him more ice time, but it isn't easy when the guys on the other lines are playing well."
Oct 31 - 10:43 AM

Alex Galchenyuk was back on the fourth line at Monday's practice.

"I don't think Alex has given us enough to continue to be on our top line for the time-being," said coach Claude Julien. Galchenyuk skated alongside Nikita Scherbak and Mike McCarron, who were both just recalled from the minors. He has one goal in eight games this season.
Oct 23 - 3:18 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will skate on Montreal's first line on Wednesday night.

Galchenyuk had been on the fourth line, but he and the Canadiens need a spark. He'll play as a right winger on a line with Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty. This is an intriguing move by head coach Claude Julien.
Oct 18 - 10:19 PM

Alex Galchenyuk got his first point of the season on Saturday night.

Galchenyuk also snapped Montreal's 0-for-14 drought on the power play in the process when he found the back of the net on a 2-on-1 break in a 4-3 OT loss to Toronto. He logged a season-low 12:16 of ice time in the contest, but that was probably because he skipped Friday's practice due to flu-like symptoms.
Oct 15 - 12:02 PM

Alex Galchenyuk (flu) said he's going to play against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Coach Claude Julien said Galchenyuk is a game-time decision, but Galchenyuk himself said he's going to be in the lineup. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in four games. Montreal needs him to be better.
Oct 14 - 12:04 PM

Alex Galchenyuk didn't practice on Friday because he's experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Consider Galchenyuk questionable for Saturday's game as a result. He has no points and a minus-one rating in four contests this season.
Oct 13 - 12:13 PM

Alex Galchenyuk was dropped to the team's fourth line in practice Wednesday, skating alongside Ales Hemsky and Torrey Mitchell.

Galchenyuk said he wasn't notified by head coach Claude Julien of the change before practice. Julien is searching for a spark after a dismal 1-3 start with very little offensive production. Fantasy owners should avoid Galchenyuk until he is able to secure a top-six forward job again.
Oct 12 - 12:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Ales Hemsky
5Byron Froese
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Joe Morrow
7Jakub Jerabek
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi
3Al Montoya