MONTREAL, QC. — In a move that stunned Habs fans on Friday night, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin sent forward Alex Galchenyuk to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Max Domi. While Domi has recorded 36 goals in 222 NHL games, Galchenyuk tallied 30 goals in 82 games in 2015-16. In total, Alex scored 108 goals, 147 assists for 255 points in 418 games.
Last season, Domi scored nine goals in 82 games, four into an empty net.
The Canadiens media release appears below.
Merci d'avoir fièrement porté le chandail tricolore pendant six belles saisons, @AGally94. Bonne chance en Arizona!
Thanks for proudly sporting the CH for six great seasons, Chucky. Good luck in Arizona! pic.twitter.com/3aexJT9jWz
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 16, 2018
MONTREAL – General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday night that the Canadiens have acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in return for forward Alex Galchenyuk.
A three-year NHL veteran, Domi had played 222 games with Arizona since debuting with the club in 2015-16, amassing 36 goals and 135 points along the way.
Last season, the 23-year-old Winnipeg native ranked third on the Coyotes with 45 points (9g – 36a) in 82 games. He registered a career-high 52 points (18g – 34a) during his rookie year.
Internationally, Domi won gold at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. He also claimed a gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship as well.
The two-time OHL champion, who has averaged 0.61 points per game over the course of his NHL career, was a first-round pick of the Coyotes, 12th overall in 2013.
For his part, Galchenyuk had spent his entire six-year NHL career to date with the Canadiens, amassing 108 goals and 255 points in 418 games.
The 24-year-old Milwaukee, WI native was the third-overall selection of the Canadiens back in 2012.