THE Arizona Coyotes have parted ways with Alex Galchenyuk and the details about it have come to light.
Galchenyuk was fired from the team on Thursday after it was revealed he had been arrested on July 9 for hit and run.
The 29-year-old was arrested on July 9 on multiple charges including hit and run on private property, disorderly conduct, disobedience, resisting arrest, and threats or intimidation the athlete.
However, Scottsdale Police have reported no injuries in the incident, with only property damage.
Galchenyuk was booked on Sunday and released the following day.
The Coyotes released a statement on Twitter Thursday following his release.
“The Arizona Coyotes have issued forward Alex Galchenyuk unconditional waivers to terminate his contract.”
“The club will not be making any further comment at this time.”
Galchenyuk signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $775,000 but will now enter unrestricted free agency.
He played 11 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season and didn’t score a point. He spent most of the year with the team’s AHL affiliate, scoring 16 goals and averaging 42 points.
Galchenyuk was the third overall pick in the Montreal Canadiens’ 2012 NHL draft and played for the organization for six seasons.
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