Alex Galchenyuk changes his mind on new contract!

His latest move is made official:



When the Arizona Coyotes terminated the contract of forward Alex Galchenyuk following his arrest in July, everyone wondered what would be next for the first rounder, who did enter the NHL and NHLPA’s player assistance program after being arrested last week for a hit and run incident. Quickly, reports emerged that he would be heading to the KHL to sign a deal with Salavat Yulaev Ufa, who had expressed interest in the forward.

However on Friday, it was confirmed that Galchenyuk instead chose to sign with SKA St. Petersburg.

This is somewhat a return home for Galchenyuk, who was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Russia before moving to begin his junior career.

Earlier this week, five charges against Galchenyuk were dismissed, but he awas sentenced to 30 days in jail.

He will then joined the roster of St. Petersburg, where Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matvei Michkov plays.

Since his six-year stint with the Montreal Canadiens, who selected him third overall back in the 2012 NHL Draft, Galchenyuk has bounced around the NHL, playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins , Minnesota Wild , Ottawa Senators , Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche along with Arizona, where he was hoping to return to settle down.

Now, he will settle as a member of SKA St. Petersburg. And it’s official.

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