GLENDALE - Alex Galchenyuk is making quite a positive impression during his first week on the job with the Coyotes.
Galchenyuk is transitioning from winger back to center at training camp and his enthusiasm is palpable. On Tuesday, he centered Arizona's top line in a preseason game vs. Los Angeles and scored two goals in a 4-2 victory.
"He's a special player, one of the most talented guys," General Manager John Chayka told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, the team's flagship radio station, on Wednesday. "Now that I see him every day in practice, day in and day out, you really recognize the quality of his shot and plays he makes. He's a better playmaker than I gave him credit for. Last night, you see him with a one-timer and he just blows it by a goalie. I mean if you have that weapon on your power play it kind of changes that whole dynamic."