Alex Galchenyuk has his first goal with his new team.
The 24-year-old scored his first goal with the Coyotes on Tuesday after being traded to Arizona from Montreal for Max Domi this offseason.
Galchenyuk scored one of three first-period goals for Arizona in an electric first period against the Ottawa Senators that chased netminder Mike Condon.
The skilled forward opened the scoring when he picked opposing forward Mark Stone’s pocket and put the puck past Condon.
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Galchenyuk has played in just three games this season due to lower-body injury suffered in training camp, but he’s looked great since he made his season debut against the Blue Jackets on Oct.23. The former Hab has gotten on the scoresheet in three of his four outings with Arizona and is fitting in well on the top line with Clayton Keller.
The Coyotes would love if Galchenyuk returned to the 30-goal-player he was with Montreal in 2015-16. Arizona doesn’t really have any bonafide superstars on offense, but they have a great young nucleus forming — with Galchenyuk front and center.
If the power forward continues to play with determination and passion, he’s very likely to succeed in a top-six role with his new club.