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Alexander Alexandrovich Galchenyuk (born February 12, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). After two years playing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Sarnia Sting, he was drafted third overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Of Belarusian descent, Galchenyuk has represented the United States internationally, including at the IIHF World U20 Championship and the Ice Hockey World Championships, winning gold and bronze medals, respectively.
Galchenyuk was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to former Soviet and Belarusian hockey player Alexander Galchenyuk and a Belarusian mother. He has an older sister, Anna. Galchenyuk’s father was a member of the International Hockey League (IHL)’s Milwaukee Admirals at the time of his birth. The family moved to Europe when Galchenyuk was four, following his father’s hockey career in Germany, Italy and Russia. They eventually settled in Russia, where the younger Galchenyuk began his hockey career before moving back to North America when he was 15, first to Chicago, Illinois, and then to Sarnia, Ontario, where Alex Galchenyuk, Sr. coaches.
Galchenyuk speaks three languages: Russian, Italian and English