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Alex Galchenyuk | Center | #27

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (3) / MON
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Alex Galchenyuk probably won't be a center at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
"Ideally, we'd love to have him play center, but I think he realizes the things that we realize," said coach Claude Julien. "As a center, it's one of the toughest jobs there is because you have to be all over the ice, but you have to be good at both ends and you have to responsible. Right now, he's not at that stage. As we speak, we have to put a guy in a position where he can help himself and the team." Galchenyuk had 17 goals and 44 points in 61 games this past season. He will be a restricted free agent after completing a two-year, $5.6 million deal. Galchenyuk probably won't get a long-term contract, but it's unclear if he will get much of a raise. This could be an interesting negotiation. Apr 25 - 10:39 AM

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Alex Galchenyuk still hasn't scored a goal in Montreal's first-round series against the Rangers.

Galchenyuk has three assists in five games, but the fact that he hasn't scored a goal is becoming an issue. Montreal is one loss away from being eliminated, and Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty combining for zero goals is a big reason for that. The Canadiens will need big performances from those two players if they want to force Game 7 at the Bell Center on Monday.
Apr 22 - 10:13 AM

It will be interesting to see where Montreal coach Claude Julien plays Alex Galchenyuk in Game 3 against the Rangers on Sunday.

He started the series on the wing of the Habs' fourth line but moved up to center the third line in Game 2 and was a force taking five shots on goal and registering an assist. It is entirely possible he starts Game 3 on the third unit between Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen.
Apr 16 - 10:03 AM

Galchenyuk was on a line with Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen during Monday's practice.

It looks like Galchenyuk will be a fourth-line left winger when Montreal opens the playoffs against the Rangers on Wednesday night. The trio played together in Saturday's overtime win at Detroit.
Apr 11 - 11:01 AM

Coach Claude Julien wants to get more from Alex Galchenyuk in the playoffs.

"We're looking for the compete level and we saw that tonight," Julien said after Saturday's win over Detroit. "We had him on a line with (Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen) and they're two hard-working guys and he worked hard to keep up with them." Galchenyuk scored the game-winning goal in overtime, but the Canadiens bench boss hasn't liked the forward's play in even-strength situations. It will be interesting to see if he returns to being a top-six forward or if he continues to see time as a winger on the third line.
Apr 10 - 9:24 AM

With his overtime winning goal against the Red Wings Saturday night, Alex Galchenyuk tied an NHL record.

It was his fifth OT winning goal of the season tying him for the most in a single campaign with Jonathan Toews and Steven Stamkos. Although the ultra-talented Galchenyuk has struggled the last six weeks of the season, no one can deny the young Russian has a flare for the dramatic.
Apr 9 - 10:10 AM

Alex Galchenyuk netted the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime win against Detroit Saturday night.

Artturi Lehkonen and Nathan Beaulieu accounted for Montreal's other two goals. Nikita Nesterov assisted on two of the Canadiens' three markers.
Apr 8 - 9:45 PM

Alex Galchenyuk's defensive woes limited him to a season-low 11:51 of ice time on Saturday night.

He has posted a minus-1 rating in each of his last three appearances despite having a goal and an assist during that span. Galchenyuk has been getting some tough love from coach Claude Julien.
Mar 28 - 10:46 AM

Alex Galchenyuk seems to have found his game on the wing.

The Habs moved Galchenyuk off his first-line center position alongside Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov to the third unit where he plays wing alongside Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen. If you are a Galchenyuk owner you are happy he is playing better but not happy about his current spot in the lineup. The good news is that the talented forward still gets plenty of ice time on the power play.
Mar 26 - 10:26 AM

Alex Galchenyuk snapped his nine-game goalless drought in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien moved Galchenyuk from center to left wing in tonight's game and the move paid off immediately, as he opened the scoring less than seven minutes into the first period. Galchenyuk finished the game with a minus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 17:02 of ice time. The 23-year-old has 16 goals and 25 assists in 53 games this season.
Mar 23 - 10:56 PM

Alex Galchenyuk is slated to move to left wing.

He skated on the left side alongside Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen Wednesday at practice. "He's trying to find his game a little bit and I'm trying to help him," coach Claude Julien said. Galchenyuk added that it doesn't matter to him if he's playing at center or on the wing.
Mar 22 - 2:58 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will start Tuesday's game between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

The trio was together for the third period versus Edmonton on Sunday and Galchenyuk picked up an assist on a goal by Pacioretty. It would be a big boost to Galchenyuk's fantasy value if he can stay on the top line for the rest of the season.
Mar 14 - 6:14 PM

Canadiens coach Claude Julien moved Alex Galchenyuk back to the top line during Sunday's win over Edmonton.

Montreal got off to a slow start in the game, so Julien decided it was time to reunite his top three offensive weapons in Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov. The move paid off, as they were able to make a comeback and eventually win 4-1.
Mar 13 - 8:33 AM

Alex Galchenyuk extended his point streak to six games on Tuesday night.

He earned the lone assist on Paul Byron's overtime game winner against Vancouver. Galchenyuk has three goals and five helpers during his scoring spree. He has compiled 38 points in 46 appearances this campaign.
Mar 8 - 8:59 AM

Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 1-0 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

For the second night in a row, Galchenyuk cashed in on a power play goal in the extra period. Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty picked up the assists on the only goal of the game. Galchenyuk has now found the back of the net in three consecutive games. He has 15 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season.
Feb 28 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Dwight King
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Brian Flynn
6Steve Ott
7Andreas Martinsen
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Jordie Benn
7Nikita Nesterov
8Brandon Davidson
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya