Alex Galchenyuk's career in the NHL appears to be over.
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Alex Galchenyuk's career in the NHL appears to be over.

Alex Galchenyuk's latest misstep is likely to mark the end of his career in the National Hockey League.

Jonathan Larivee

Long gone are the days of Alex Galchenyuk the 30 goal scorer for the Montreal Canadiens, and in fact it sounds like we may have seen the last of Galchenyuk in the National Hockey League altogether.

Last month the former first round pick (3rd overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft was involved in a highly controversial incident, one in which he allegedly used racial slurs and threatened the life of a police officer and his family. This in turn would lead to the Arizona Coyotes releasing him from his contract, one that may now prove to be the last contract of Galchenyuk's NHL career.

What leads me to believe that Galchenyuk is likely done in the NHL is an announcement from one of the Kontinental Hockey League's premier organization's, SKA St. Petersburg. SKA has announced that they have come to terms on new contract with the 29 year old Galchenyuk, the details of that deal have not been made public.

Galchenyuk already had to settle for a two-way deal this summer, and now with the added baggage it seems unlikely that an NHL team would risk bringing up him.

In spite of his draft pedigree, Galchenyuk largely failed to establish himself as a solid NHL talent outside of his tenure with the Montreal Canadiens, bouncing all around the NHL following his time with the Habs. At the end of the day, Galchenyuk amassed 654 regular season games in a career that saw him play for the Canadiens, Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche.

If this is indeed the end of the road for Galchenyuk in the NHL, he finishes with 146 goals and 208 assists for a total of 354 points over those 654 games.