Galchenyuk’s First Habs Contract



MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the signing of its 2012 NHL Entry Draft first round pick Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year contract (2012-13 to 2014-15). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Galchenyuk, 18, only took part in two regular season games with the OHL Sarnia Sting in 2011-12. The 6’1’’, 195 lbs forward missed the majority of the season due to a knee injury. In the playoffs, Galchenyuk registered four points (2 goals, 2 assists), playing in all six contests.

In his first junior season in 2010-11, Galchenyuk ranked third in scoring with the Sting, tied for first in assists, with a total of 83 points (31 goals, 52 assists) in 68 regular season games. He also served 52 penalty minutes.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Galchenyuk was the Canadiens’ first round selection, third overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.


5 thoughts on “Galchenyuk’s First Habs Contract”

  1. Danno, that’s a great contract. And then there’s poor Blake Geoffrion with his two-way thing. $62,500

  2. Sorry, I don’t understand how the signing bonus works. It’s included in the NHL base salary, but not in the AHL salary. Does that mean he doesn’t get it if not in Montreal? That seems harsh.

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