National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Alex Galchenyuk
Selection3 (3 overall)
Previous TeamSarnia (OHL)
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.

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