NHL Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent Alex Galchenyuk

Veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk is one of the many NHL players who have yet to sign a contract for next season. The 28-year-old continues to look for work as we creep closer to training camps opening in September. Let's examine a few teams Galchenyuk may sign with this summer:

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets need more depth scoring and Galchenyuk could be the answer. He's a solid skater and is more physical than he gets credit for, which could be perfectly suited for a third-line role. Last season in Arizona, the former third overall selection recorded 21 points in 60 games. The Jets have all their contracts situated internally for next season and are left with just over $6 million. Lots of room to bring in Galchenyuk on a league minimum one-year deal.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks are a middle-of-the-pack team who are trying to find a new identity. Management has been more active than some thought this summer, capped off by signing free-agent defenseman John Klingberg to a one-year deal. The Ducks could use some more offense and Galchenyuk is someone who works hard and could make an impact in California. Another team where he could start with a third line role and work his way up the lineup should the opportunity present itself.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights traded away Max Pacioretty over cap issues and recently found out starting netminder Robin Lehner is going to miss the entire season. Now Vegas will have more money than anticipated and while they will need to find a reasonable replacement for Lehner, they also need some more help on the wing. Galchenyuk has experience playing both sides, and is a versatile option for the Golden Knights. Again, don't expect much more than a one-year show me contract, at or just above league minimum.

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