Alex Galchenyuk joins his third Eastern Canadian franchise. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Alex Galchenyuk will continue to tour NHL organizations with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Long rumored to be in the market for a striker, the Maple Leafs landed a well-traveled in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night, acquiring veteran farm workers in exchange for the potential Egor Korshkov and the former man with the third overall selection and 30 gates David Warsofsky.
Galchenyuk is in his seventh organization for the past four seasons alone, having been successful with the Montreal Canadiens for six years following his 2013 lottery selection. Galchenyuk reached highs of 30 goals and 56 points in his fourth season in Montreal, but was traded to the Arizona Coyotes two seasons later in an exchange for Max Domi.
Galchenyuk has played 139 games in three seasons between the Coyotes, Penguins, Wild and Senators since that deal from Montreal, scoring just 28 goals and 66 points.
It was traded in a weekend deal from Ottawa to Carolina, where Ryan Dzingel returned to the Senators.
Galchenyuk can add extra depth to the Leafs at the bottom of the line-up and taxi roster, on top of top 9 experiences for a Leafs team that has already dressed 18 strikers in their first 15 games of the season.
Korshkov, a selection of the Leafs in the second round in 2016 when Lou Lamoriello and Mark Hunter were in charge of drafting it, has appeared in just one regular season game for Toronto. The 24-year-old was loaned to Yaroslavl Lokomotive before the start of the season.
Warsofsky was part of the deal that sent Kasperi Kapanen to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the off-season. He did not appear in the organization’s single game as the Toronto Marlies wait for the American Hockey League season to begin.
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