Video: 2012 NHL Draft – Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal Canadiens

By Ken McKenna

Photo: Center Alex Galchenyuk poses with family and his new team, the Montreal Canadiens, at the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)


Heading into the 2012 NHL Draft, it was a bit of a guessing game as to where center Alex Galchenyuk would land in the first round.  But Galchenyuk didn't have to wait long for that answer as the Montreal Canadiens nabbed the talented pivot with the third pick overall.

Galchenyuk comes to the Canadiens as somewhat of a mystery player, mostly due to the fact that viewings were limited as a result of Galchenyuk having most of his season wiped out due by an injury.  But Galchenyuk did return for limited action, enough to apparently convince new Canadiens' GM Marc Bergevin that the Sarnia Sting star forward was worth the gamble.

Galchenyuk talked about his selection by the Canadiens in this media scrum.