National Hockey League Draft Profile Alex Galchenyuk
3 (3 overall)
Notes: 2012-13: Selected by Montreal in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the NHL Draft; Made NHL debut; Bronze Medallist with United States in IIHF World Championships.
American forward is the fourth-ranked player by NHL Central Scouting despite
playing in only two regular-season games for Sarnia of the OHL in
2011-12...Suffered a knee injury in an exhibition game prior to the 2011-12
OHL season and returned to play in the last two games of the regular
season...Had two goals and two assists in four playoff games for the
Sting...Recorded 83 points on 31 goals and 52 assists in 68 games as an OHL
rookie in 2010-11...Projects as a play-making centerman at the NHL
level...Galchenyuk's father, who is also named Alex, played hockey
professionally all over the world and skated internationally for
Belarus...Although born in Wisconsin, Galchenyuk has lived all around the
world and is fluent in English, Italian and Russian.