Galchenyuk signs one-year, $1.05 million contract with Senators


Alex Galchenyuk signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old forward scored 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) in 59 games with the Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins last season including seven points (three goals, four assists) in 14 games after he was traded to Minnesota on Feb. 10. He did not have a point in four postseason games.

“Alex’s signing represents another good addition for us at forward,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “He’s versatile in that he can play both left wing and center. He’s gifted offensively, has been a solid power-play contributor and is a proven goal scorer in this league.”

Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (No. 3) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Galchenyuk has scored 320 points (135 goals, 185 assists) in 549 regular-season games with the Wild, Penguins, Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes including 106 power-play points (41 goals, 65 assists).

Galchenyuk has scored 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 32 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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