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Former Avalanche Forward Galchenyuk’s Arrest Gets Worse With Each Detail



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More explicit details have started to emerge from the arrest of former Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Galchenyuk, and it gets worse with each sentence you read.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department’s report, two men in a BMW struck a sign and curb, then pulled into a parking lot and were seen laying on the ground outside of the vehicle. They proceeded down the road and were pulled over in a traffic stop, and the officer recognized they were heavily intoxicated.

Galchenyuk exited the passenger side of the vehicle and began making threats to the officer.

“You see my eyes, right? You understand I will chop all you (expletives),” Galchenyuk said to the officer.

Galchenyuk, who was traded by the Avalanche on June 24 for Ryan Johansen, tried to reach for something in the vehicle, but was forcibly removed by officers. At that point, he began to make even more threats to the officer’s family, and used racial slurs in the process.

The 29 year old forward referenced his connections to Russia and how he would have the officer’s “wife’s and daughter’s kidneys cut out.”

The Coyotes moved to terminate Galchenyuk’s contract earlier in the week, and released the following statement.

“We are aware of the incident involving Alex Galchenyuk and strongly condemn this type of behavior,” the team said in press release. “Once the Club was made aware of the allegations, we immediately began the process of terminating his Standard Player’s Contract through the proper channels in conjunction with the National Hockey League.

“As a result, the Arizona Coyotes today have exercised the team’s right to terminate the contract of Alex Galchenyuk due to a material breach of the terms of his Standard Player’s Contract. The Club will have no further comment at this time.”

Galchenyuk played just 11 games with the Avalanche last season, and spent the majority of the year with the Colorado Eagles. The NHLPA is currently reviewing the situation.

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