Alex Galchenyuk joins Senators

Hockey: - 28-10-20

(Ottawa) The Ottawa Senators continued their fall shopping by awarding a contract to ex-Habs forward Alex Galenchyuk on Wednesday.


The one-season deal is worth US $ 1.05 million.

The 26-year-old hockey player was an unrestricted free agent, having split the last campaign between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Minnesota Wild. He has eight goals and 16 assists in 59 regular-season games in 2019-20, and was shut out in four playoff games with the Wild.

Galchenyuk will be on a fifth team since June 2018.


The American was selected by the Canadian in third place in the 2012 NHL Draft.

His best season with the Canadian

He spent his first six seasons in the NHL with the Habs, scoring personal highs of 30 goals and 56 points in 2015-16.

Galchenyuk was then traded to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Max Domi in June 2018. After a season with the Coyotes, he was shipped to the Penguins for veteran Phil Kessel.

He only played 45 games with the Penguins before being traded to the Wild.

Galchenyuk has 135 goals and 185 assists in 549 career NHL playoff games.

He will join a Senators group of newcomers made up of Evgenii Dadonov, goaltender Matt Murray, Austin Watson as well as defensemen Josh Brown and Erik Gudbranson.