20-Year-Old Left Wing – Montreal Canadiens
Alex Galchenyuk Contract Information:
Galchenyuk signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Canadiens in July of 2012.
Galchenyuk picked up two points -- a goal and an assist -- in Saturday's win over Colorado. He now has at least one point in five of six games this season and six points (two goals, four assists) in that span.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Galchenyuk, 19, scored 27 points in 48 games as a rookie in 2012-13. Having the high-prized prospect on the opening-night roster was a way for the Canadiens to excite the fan base before returning him to the juniors, but Galchenyuk showed enough and produced enough early on to show that he belonged in the NHL. There were many learning moments and some significant scoring droughts, but the experience will make the kid a better player this season. He'll be a top-nine forward to open the season with potential to move up.
The third overall pick in this past June's draft, Galchenyuk played just two games for the OHL's Sarnia Sting last year due to a knee injury, but the talented pivot snagged 31 goals and 83 points two seasons ago in the OHL. He'll turn 19 in February, but did sign a three-year entry level contract with the Habs in July. Odds are, Montreal will give him at least a piece of the requisite 10-game look that players still in juniors are allowed, but he's definitely a player worth remembering when he lands at the NHL level.