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Report: Coyotes sign Alex Galchenyuk to professional tryout

The 27-year-old forward spent the 2018–19 season with the Coyotes before being traded to Pittsburgh in the Phil Kessel deal.

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Alex Galchenyuk has returned to the desert.

The 27-year-old Milwaukee, WI product has signed a PTO contract with the Arizona Coyotes and will be reporting to the club’s training camp, The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday morning.

Galchenyuk is a versatile player who can play all three forward positions. The Coyotes first acquired him in 2018, sending Max Domi to Montreal in exchange for his services; after one season in Arizona, Galchenyuk was sent (along with Pierre-Olivier Joseph) to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, and a fourth-round pick.

In his 72 games with the Coyotes, Galchenyuk scored 19 goals and 41 points. He finished third in team scoring on the 2018–19 Coyotes, ranking behind only Clayton Keller (47 points) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (44).

Since being traded by Arizona, Galchenyuk has made appearances for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

He split the 2020–21 season between the two Ontario clubs, tallying five goals and 13 points in 34 games before adding four points (one goal, three assists) in six postseason contests with Toronto.