Canadiens agree to terms with Max Domi for Alex Galchenyuk
Max Domi for Alex Galchenyuk – The Canadiens announced on Saturday they had agreed to terms with forward Max Domi on a two-year contract (2018-19 to 2019-20).
The deal has an average annual value of $3.15 million for the Canadiens, who acquired Domi from the Arizona Coyotes on Friday in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk.
Domi, 23, was Arizona’s first-round pick (12th overall) at the 2013 Draft. Last season, he recorded 45 points (9G, 36A) in 82 contests. In 222 NHL games to date – all with the Coyotes – Domi has 36 goals and 135 assists.
General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday night that the Canadiens have acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in return for forward Alex Galchenyuk.
A three-year NHL veteran, Domi had played 222 games with Arizona since debuting with the club in 2015-16, amassing 36 goals and 135 points along the way.
Last season, the 23-year-old Winnipeg native ranked third on the Coyotes with 45 points (9g – 36a) in 82 games. He registered a career-high 52 points (18g – 34a) during his rookie year.
Internationally, Domi won gold at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. He also claimed a gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship as well.
The two-time OHL champion, who has averaged 0.61 points per game over the course of his NHL career, was a first-round pick of the Coyotes, 12th overall in 2013.
For his part, Galchenyuk had spent his entire six-year NHL career to date with the Canadiens, amassing 108 goals and 255 points in 418 games.
The 24-year-old Milwaukee, WI native was the third-overall selection of the Canadiens back in 2012.