By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk in a trade with the Montréal Canadiens late Friday night. In exchange, forward Max Domi will be going North of the Border.
“Alex is a skilled, productive forward, who has scored 30 goals in this league,” Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka said. “We’re excited to add another elite young player to our core group moving forward.”
Domi, 23, who was the 12th overall pick by the Coyotes in the 2013 NHL Draft, played in the NHL since the 2015-16 season. He has appeared in 222 games over the past three seasons.
He has scored 36 goals with 99 assists for 135 points in his career. He also has 185 PIM.
This season, Domi had nine goals and 36 assists in 82 games.
Domi, who is the son of former NHL player Tie Domi, returns to Canada with this move. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
He helped guide Team Canada to a Bronze Medal in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Yet, they won Gold with Domi in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2012, IIHF World U20 Championship in 2015, and IIHF World Championship in 2016.
Galchenyuk, 24, was previously the third overall pick by the Canadiens with the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Wisconsin native has spent the last six seasons in the NHL.
Through 418 games, all with Montréal, he had 108 goals and 147 assists for 255 points. He also had 151 PIM.
This past season, he had 19 goals and 32 assists through 82 games with Montréal. He had a career-high 30 goals with the Canadiens during the 2015-16 season.
During the 2015-16 season, he was named the Canadiens Molson Cup Player of the Year.
Galchenyuk helped Team USA to the Gold Medal in 2013 at the IIHF World U20 Championship in Russia. He also helped Team USA to a Bronze Medal in the World Championships in 2013 in Sweden.
Galchenyuk signed a three-year, $14.7 million deal with the Canadiens last summer. He has a $4.9 million salary per season.
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