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Alexander Alexandrovich “Alex” Galchenyuk is an American professional ice hockey player presently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted third overall by the Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft following two years with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Of Belarusian descent, Galchenyuk has actually represented the United States on the international stage, consisting of at the IIHF World U20 Championship and the Ice Hockey World Championships, winning gold and bronze medals, respectively.
Galchenyuk made the Canadiens lineup for the season opener, a 2– 1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2013. He was the youngest player to play a complete season with the Montreal Canadiens since 1984. He scored his first NHL goal on January 22, 2013, versus Scott Clemmensen of the Florida Panthers, tipping in a shot from Brandon Prust; rookie colleague Brendan Gallagher also recorded his first NHL point, an assist. Galchenyuk finished the season playing in all 48 games with 9 goals, 18 assists for 27 points and a plus-minus ranking of +14, playing mostly on the left wing of the third line. He finished in the leading ten in all 3 offensive categories among rookies, and was sixth overall in rookie points scoring, helping propel a resurgent Canadiens team to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
He scored his first career hat-trick on December 16, 2014, betting the Carolina Hurricanes.
On July 30, 2015 the Canadiens and Galchenyuk agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension, worth $5.6 million.
On July 5, 2017 the Canadiens re-signed Galchenyuk to a 3-year contract worth $14.7 million (or $4.9 M each year).