Montreal parts with No. 3 pick from 2012 NHL Draft

by Mike Battaglino / Staff Writer

Alex Galchenyuk was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Montreal Canadiens for Max Domi on Friday.

Galchenyuk, a 24-year-old forward, had 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists) in 82 games with the Canadiens this season. He has two seasons remaining on a three-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season.

« Alex is a skilled, productive forward who has scored 30 goals in this league, » Coyotes general manager John Chayka said. « We’re excited to add another elite young player to our core group moving forward. »

Selected by Montreal in the first round (No. 3) in the 2012 NHL Draft, Galchenyuk has 255 points (108 goals, 147 assists) in 418 regular-season games and has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 28 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Domi, a 23-year-old forward, had 45 points (nine goals, 36 assists) in 82 games with the Coyotes this season and can become a restricted free agent July 1.

« Max is a talented player and a good person, » Chayka said. « Montreal will provide him with a fresh start. We wish him all the best in the future. »

Selected by Arizona in the first round (No. 12) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Domi has 135 points (36 goals, 99 assists) in 222 regular-season games.

He had 52 points (18 goals, 34 assists) in 81 games as a rookie in 2015-16 and finished sixth in Calder Trophy voting.