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Alex Galchenyuk to Join Avalanche on Tryout Contract

Forward Alex Galchenyuk is expected to join the Colorado Avalanche on a PTO after spending last year with the Arizona Coyotes.
Alex Galchenyuk

According to The Athletic's Peter Baugh, forward Alex Galchenyuk is set to join the Colorado Avalanche on a PTO.

Galchenyuk has bounced around a lot since getting drafted third overall by Montreal in 2012, playing for the Canadiens, for Arizona (twice), Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Ottawa, Toronto and even spending a few days on Carolina's roster in 2020-21.

Galchenyuk had 21 points in 60 games for the Coyotes last year with a career-high of 56 in Montreal in 2015-16. He had a 51-point season in 2017-18 before getting traded to Arizona for Max Domi, with his 41-point run in 2018-19 marking his best offensive output since leaving the Habs.

If Galchenyuk is to make the Avs, he'll serve as a decent bottom-six forward on a team with solid depth to begin with. Despite not creating much offense the past few years, he still can be dangerous around the net and is a good enough skater to continue competing in the NHL.

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