Alex Galchenyuk Wiki – Alex Galchenyuk Bio
Alex Galchenyuk is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He has previously played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, and Arizona Coyotes. He was drafted third overall by the Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Galchenyuk is of Belarusian descent, but was born in the United States and has represented the United States internationally, and spent most of his youth in Russia.
Galchenyuk joined the Coyotes just two weeks ago but will now have his contract scrapped, the team said Thursday.
Alex Galchenyuk is 29 years old.
Charged & Arrested
The 29-year-old was arrested July 9, on charges including private property hit and run, disorderly conduct, failure to obey, resisting arrest, and threatening or intimidating, The Athletic reports.
There were no injuries from the incident, only property damage, the Scottsdale Police Department told the publication.
Galchenyuk was booked in jail on Sunday and released the following day.
Issuing a statement on Twitter, a spokesperson for the Arizona Coyotes said Thursday: “The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract.”
“The Club will have no further comment at this time.”
Galchenyuk had signed a one-year two-way deal worth $775,000 with the Coyotes, but he will now enter an unrestricted free agency.
He appeared in 11 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season and did not record a point—he spent most of the year with the team’s AHL affiliate scoring 16 goals and posting 42 points.
Galchenyuk was the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens and played for the organization for six seasons.
In June, he was traded to the Nashville Predators, but the Predators used the trade as a salary dump and cut him.
Galchenyuk has played in 654 NHL games and suited up for seven teams during his 11 NHL seasons.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Scottsdale Police Department for further comment.