Former 3rd overall pick Alex Galchenyuk has reportedly signed a professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.
The 28 year old forward put up six goals and 21 points in 60 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season. If he cracks the Avs' roster it will be his 7th NHL franchise is just the past four years. In total he has suited up for the Montreal Canadies, Arizona Coyotes 2x, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Milwaukee, WI native is, of course, the former 3rd overall pick from the infamous 2012 NHL Entry Draft and it's fair to say that his career has not gone as projected. Things could be worse though... he could have the career path of the man chosen in the top spot, Nail Yakupov.
Frankly, I feel like Galchenyuk will be in tough to lock down a spot with the Avalanche, but I appreciate that he's not giving up on his NHL dream. He has had to endure some unfortunate injuries over the course of his career and he has actually put up some stellar numbers when healthy. He's six year removed from a 30 goal campaign and he could provide the Avs, or another NHL team for that matter, with some depth offensive production.