Alex Galchenyuk issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon that he’s coming into the NHL/NHLPA participant help program, whereas additionally apologizing for his latest arrest that resulted within the Arizona Coyotes parting methods with him.
The Coyotes had simply signed Galchenyuk in free company firstly of the offseason, however introduced this previous week that they have been putting him on waivers for the needs of terminating his contract.
It was later revealed that Galchenyuk had been arrested with some disturbing particulars.
Galchenyuk was charged with personal property hit and run, disorderly conduct, failure to obey, resisting arrest and threatening or intimidating, whereas additionally allegedly threatening to kill a police officer and their household.
On Tuesday, Galchenyuk mentioned the incident stemmed from ingesting and impressed him to enter the help program for assist.
Galchenyuk wrote the following in a social media post:
I’m past embarrassed and disenchanted with myself and I really feel terrible for everybody I’ve let down. My household was relying on me to be higher, the Coyotes and the superb Coyotes followers deserve higher and the courageous cops who threat their lives to maintain us protected deserve higher. I let all of them down with my despicable and disrespectful habits after ingesting alcohol. At this time, I’m checking myself into the NHL/NHLPA Participant Help Program. I’m doing this to get the assistance I would like and hope to by no means make a mistake like this once more.
Galchenyuk was initially drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the No. 3 choose within the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and has performed 654 video games in his profession with the Canadiens, Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche.
He has scored 146 targets with 354 whole factors.
He beforehand performed with the Coyotes in the course of the 2018-19 season earlier than being traded to the Penguins in alternate for Phil Kessel.