Veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk has had an eventful last couple of days. The 27-year-old hockey player was first traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, only to be moved again on Monday to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs confirmed trading for Galchenyuk on social media, revealing that forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky will make their way to Carolina in exchange.
Galchenyuk signed with the Senators in the offseason, inking a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the organization. He played eight games this season, contributing with one goal before being included in the trade that helped Ottawa get Ryan Dzingel from the Canes.
The good news for the Toronto Maple Leafs is that Galchenyuk will be able to help them immediately. He didn’t leave Canada after being traded to the Hurricanes, meaning that he won’t have to go through COVID-19 protocols.
Galchenyuk is expected to provide depth and veteran presence to Toronto as the team looks to steady the ship following two straight losses. The Maple Leafs started the season 8-1.
Alex Galchenyuk was the Montreal Canadiens’ third overall pick in 2012. He spent six years with the franchise before being traded to the Arizona Coyotes ahead of the 2018-19 season. Since then, he has suited up for three more teams.
Galchenyuk’s career stats include 557 NHL appearances in which he scored 136 goals while adding 185 assists for a total of 321 points.