FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, October 6, 2021
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are very pleased to sign Alex," said Armstrong. "He is a versatile, skilled forward who works hard and has earned a spot on our roster. He will be a good addition to our team."
The 27-year-old Galchenyuk registered 5-8-13 with 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 34 total games with the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs in 2020-21.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound forward recorded 4-8-12 and 14 PIM in 26 contests with the Maple Leafs. He was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes from Ottawa on February 13 and acquired by Toronto from the Hurricanes on February 15 in exchange for forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky.
The Milwaukee, Wisc., native collected 19-22-41 with 34 PIM, nine power-play goals and 21 power-play points with the Coyotes in 2018-19. He led Arizona in power-play goals and points that season.
Galchenyuk has totaled 140-193-333 and 221 PIM in 583 career NHL games with the Coyotes, Maple Leafs, Senators, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens. He was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the first round (third overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.