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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 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

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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

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Alex Galchenyuk will start Saturday's pre-season contest on the 3rd line.

He will be playing alongside Phil Danault and Andrew Shaw. Slated to start the season in the top-six, a string of bad performances has seen him fall all the way down to the pecking order. If he opens the season on the 3rd line, you might want want to consider dropping the inconsistent forward. A talented forward, his careless play and struggles in the defensive zone seem to be holding him back.
Sep 30 - 5:29 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will play on a line with Peter Holland and Nikita Scherbak on Friday night.

Galchenyuk started training camp on a line with Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher, but they didn't seem to have much chemistry together. Galchenyuk hasn't had a great preseason which doesn't mean much at this point. The Canadiens will need him to be much more productive this season than he was in the second half of last year.
Sep 29 - 2:27 PM

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin doesn't expect Alex Galchenyuk to see any time at center this season.

Bergevin has all but ruled out the possibility of Galchenyuk playing the position, so look for the 23-year-old to skate on the wing for at least the start of the year. Galchenyuk had 17 goals and 44 points in 61 games last season.
Sep 11 - 10:14 AM

Alex Galchenyuk has signed a three-year, $14.7 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Galchenyuk completed his two-year, $5.6 million deal and was a restricted free agent. He scored 17 goals and 44 points in just 61 games last season and recorded a career-high 56 points in 2015-16. He's still just 23 years old so it wouldn't be surprising to see him develop further.
Jul 5 - 6:07 PM

The Montreal Canadiens are "very actively" trying to move Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan Beaulieu, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels.

This goes hand-in-hand with what several others have reported in the last few days. Engels also points out that there's nothing imminent, but he continues to hear that Minnesota and Montreal are trying to get something done. The Canadiens are likely looking for a defenseman to play on their top pairing with Shea Weber, while Minnesota has to get rid of a blue liner or risk losing one in the expansion draft.
Jun 17 - 12:19 PM

The Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens have reportedly discussed a trade for Alex Galchenyuk.

It would make sense for both sides because the Wild have too many defensemen and Montreal is looking for one. The issue here is that the Wild can't afford to take back another player because they're already in a tough spot with their current roster because of the Vegas expansion draft. Wild beat reporter Michael Russo points out that a source close to the Canadiens was very skeptical that a deal could get done before the 3:00 p.m. ET trade deadline because of the Wild's roster issues.
Jun 17 - 9:47 AM

Now that the Canadiens have traded Mikhail Sergachev, they may trade Alex Galchenyuk for a defenseman.

The Habs got themselves a quality offensive talent in Jonathan Drouin, but they needed to give up their best prospect to do it. Thanks to the upcoming expansion draft, there may be a number of quality defensemen available. Two examples of that are Anaheim and Minnesota. Both those teams have more quality blue liners than they are allowed to protect in the expansion draft. Possible names like Sami Vatanen and Jonas Brodin are just two of the players that could be of interest to Montreal.
Jun 15 - 8:57 PM

There seems to be some chatter about the Canadiens and Lightning making a deal involving Alex Galchenyuk for Jonathan Drouin.

TSN 690 Montreal radio host Conor McKenna tweeted that he's "hearing a lot of rumblings" about a potential Drouin for Galchenyuk swap. Galchenyuk is one year removed from a 30-goal season, but under new head coach Claude Julien, he started the 2017 playoffs on the fourth line. McKenna also mentioned that Montreal could be sending a first-round pick to Tampa with Galchenyuk. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Jun 14 - 7:46 PM

Darren Dreger was on TSN 690 Tuesday and he said that he hasn't heard anything that indicates the Canadiens are shopping Alex Galchenyuk.

There have been Matt Duchene to Montreal rumors, but it sounds like little more than speculation at this point. Galchenyuk is a restricted free agent this summer. He is slated to stay on the wing next season after moving up and down the lineup at the end of the year, which started some of the trade rumors. Even if Montreal isn't actively shopping Galchenyuk, it doesn't mean they aren't listening to offers.
Jun 14 - 8:46 AM

One of the better rumors floating around NHL circles is that the Canadiens may be willing to deal Alex Galchenyuk to the Avalanche for Matt Duchene.

Galchenyuk, who has been shuffled between center and wing and has not been able to get comfortable at either position, is a RFA and could be looking for between $5-6 million per season on a two-year deal. If that is the case, the Habs may be better off getting a more established center, such as Duchene, for approximately the same sort of money. Duchene's current deal has two years left at $6 million per season. From the Avs' perspective, the team would get younger and would enjoy Galchenyuk's obvious upside. Keep an eye on this situation as this deal may make some sense.
Jun 11 - 9:29 AM

Potential restricted free agent Alex Galchenyuk is willing to accept a one-year deal from the Canadiens, according to his agent Pat Brisson.

"We still haven’t had any discussions, but I have a feeling we’ll begin talking in the next week or so," said Brisson, per La Presse (quotes have been translated). "We won’t say no to a one-year contract either. We’ll continue studying Galchenyuk’s case and we’ll look at what he can get in arbitration." Galchenyuk looked poised to break the bank after scoring 30 goals in 2015-16, but he took a bit of a step back in 2016-17. Galchenyuk's numbers came down this season (17 goals in 61 games) and he also finished the season on his team's fourth line. The fact that he still hasn't improved much in his own end won't help his cause during negotiations. There's a chance he could hit arbitration.
Jun 1 - 10:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Charles Hudon
4Andrew Shaw
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Artturi Lehkonen
3Ales Hemsky
4Paul Byron
5Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Karl Alzner
4Victor Mete
5Brandon Davidson
6Jordie Benn
7Joe Morrow
8David Schlemko
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya