December 29, 2012
U.S. player returns to his Russian roots
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency
UFA, RUSSIA - eam USA forward Alex Galchenyuk is getting treated a little bit like a Canadian abroad.
It’s the old, “Hey, you’re from Canada? I have a friend in Vancouver, maybe you know him?”
Galchenyuk might speak and read Russian - his dad is Belarusian and played minor pro hockey in the U.S., where Alex was born - but Ufa is hardly home for the Montreal Canadiens draft pick, taken third overall in last summer’s draft.
Not even close.