Alex Galchenyuk held a short conference call facilitated by the Montreal Canadiens to discuss his new three-year contract. Here are a few notable quotes from the call:
"I know I can bring a lot to the team. We're all hungry and we all want to get to the top." - A. Galchenyuk #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 6, 2017
Speaking on Drouin’s arrival to the team, Galchenyuk was excited about the addition of the skilled forward.
"I was really excited when we added Drouin. Having a chance to play with a skilled forward like that is always a plus." - Galchenyuk— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 6, 2017
Overall he is happy with his deal, as he feels that he is in the right place to place in the present, and sets him up well for the future at the end of the deal.
"I'm really happy with the deal. I love the team, I love the fans, I love the city." - A. Galchenyuk #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 6, 2017
As for all the trade rumours that were circulating on social media, he mentioned that it was hard to ignore them, but that he tries to focus his energy on things he can control.
Galchenyuk:"Il y aura toujours des rumeurs. Difficile de les éviter avec les médias sociaux. Je me concentre ce que je peux contrôler."#Ch— Jonathan Bernier (@JBernierJDM) July 6, 2017
After 10 minutes there were no further questions from the media, leaving the conference call to an unusual abrupt finish. Let’s hope that Galchenyuk didn’t have to cancel any major plans for this media availability.
Galchenyuk signed the contract yesterday.