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Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 NHL Draft: Get to Know Habs Draft Pick Alex Galchenyuk

So the third pick of the 2012 NHL draft has come and gone and the Montreal Canadiens have selected Alex Galchenyuk.

According to GM Marc Bergevin, this is the guy they wanted all along and they are thrilled he was still on the board come the third pick.

Galchenyuk is simply the perfect fit for Montreal. Big, skilled and a center to boot, the Habs seem like they finally snared a player who can fill the "big center" role.

Now that the pick is done, I thought I'd put up some links and videos so fans can get to know the newest addition to the team.

So, without further ado, meet Alex Galchenyuk:



Hockey's Future Profile - Alex Glachenyuk
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/alex_galchenyuk/

HockeyDB stats page:
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=130582

Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Galchenyuk

Highlights:


So what do you think about the pick? Are you happy or would you have preferred the Habs pick someone else?

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Kamal is a freelance writer, Senior Writer/Editor-in-Chief of HabsAddict.com, and Montreal Canadiens Blogger on Hockeybuzz.com. Kamal is also a regular on-air contributor on TSN 990, CJAD, and LiveSport New Zealand.

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3 comments:

Hey Kamal, I'm very happy Galchenyuk was still around for 3rd overall! I know he will be a Amazing player for years to come. But Isn't Alex 17? won't he go back to Sarnia Sting next season if he doesn't play in the NHL? you're saying he's gonna play in Hamilton..

-Mc

@anon: Yep you're right! That's what happens when you throw an article up quickly like that I guess. Thanks for the heads up!

He was born Feb 1994, so he is 18+

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