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Canadiens trade Galchenyuk to Arizona for Domi

Both teams swing a one-for-one deal just one week before the NHL Draft

June 17, 2018 - 9:43 am
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Mike Jafari reporting
@mjafariWGR


The Montreal Canadiens wasted no time to re-shape their roster, as they acquired winger Maxi Domi from the Arizona Coyotes for forward Alex Galchenyuk on Friday night.

Domi was set to be a restricted free agent this offseason, but he has already signed a new two-year contract with the Canadiens with a $3.15 million cap hit. After a 52-point rookie season in 2015-16, the 23-year-old has struggled the past two campaigns, including a nine-goal, 45-point campaign over 82 games this past season. Domi was the 12th overall pick of the Coyotes back in the 2013 NHL Draft.

As for Galchenyuk, he is entering Year 2 of his three-year, $33 million dollar signed last season. Galchenyuk is coming off an 82-game season where he scored 19 goals and 51 points. In 418 career games, the 24-year-old has 108 goals and 255 points. The Canadiens took Galchenyuk with the third overall draft pick back in the 2012 NHL Draft, and have played him at both center and winger in his time in Montreal.

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