Alex Galchenyuk Signs Two-Year Contract with St. Petersburg Hockey Club SKA: Latest News and Updates

2023-08-25 20:11:08

The agreement with the 29-year-old striker is for two years.

Source: HK SKA

TASS, 25 August. American striker Alex Galchenyuk signed a two-year contract with the St. Petersburg hockey club SKA. This was announced to journalists by the head coach of the St. Petersburg team Roman Rotenberg.

“We are very happy to inform everyone: we have entered into a two-year agreement with Alex Galchenyuk. We are constantly trying to strengthen our squad, to take only the best players who fit our system. Alex completely fits her both in terms of human qualities and as a player. Alex, welcome,” Rotenberg said.

Galchenyuk is 29 years old, in 2012 he was selected under the overall third number in the National Hockey League (NHL) draft by the Montreal club. Last season, Galchenyuk played for Colorado, for which he played 11 matches and did not score with effective actions.

On July 14, The Athletic portal reported that Galchenyuk was arrested in Scottsdale (USA, Arizona), he was charged with assault on private property, hooliganism, resisting arrest, threats and intimidation. The next day, the hockey player was released on bail. After that, the Arizona NHL club, with which Galchenyuk signed a contract on July 1, announced the termination of the agreement with the hockey player. On July 18, the striker apologized to the team’s fans for inappropriate behavior.

On August 22, The Athletic journalist Cathy Strang reported that the court dropped five of the six charges against the hockey player and sentenced him to 30 days in prison. At the same time, one day is already counted as time served, since he spent the night in prison after his arrest, the rest of the sentence will be canceled after the hockey player successfully completes the alcoholism treatment program, and also spends 12 months without drinking alcohol.

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Last season, Fonbet – Kontinental Hockey League SKA became the winner of the regular season, having won the third Continental Cup in history. In the playoffs, the team reached the Western Conference Finals, losing in the best-of-four series to eventual tournament winner CSKA Moscow, 2-4.

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