Galchenyuk arrested July 9 on a number of charges including private property hit and run

Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Galchenyuk adjusts his pads during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Alex Galchenyuk was arrested on July 9 on a number of different charges including private property hit and run, disorderly conduct, failure to obey, resisting arrest and threatening or intimidating, the Scottsdale Police Department confirmed in an email to Sportsnet Thursday.

The Scottsdale Police Department confirmed to Sportsnet that for the hit and run, “it was only property damage with no injuries.”

The Athletic’s Katie Strang was the first to report the news.

According to Strang, a jail official said Galchenyuk was booked into the city jail on the evening of July 9, then released the following day on his own recognizance.

The news of Galchenyuk’s arrest comes on the same day that the Arizona Coyotes placed him on unconditional waivers, seeking to terminate his contract.

“The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract,” the team said in a statement Thursday. “The Club will have no further comment at this time.”

The NHL Players Association said it is reviewing the matter.

The 29-year-old signed a one-year, two-way deal with Arizona as a free agent on July 1 — a mere 12 days ago.

Galchenyuk, who was born in Milwaukee to Belarusian parents, played just 11 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season and didn’t register a point. He was traded before free agency opened from Colorado to the Nashville Predators for Ryan Johansen.

Montreal selected Galchenyuk with the third overall pick of the 2012 NHL draft and he played his first six seasons with the Canadiens, starting in 2012. He had 30 goals and 26 assists in 2015-16, but has been more of a journeyman the past few years, playing in Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Ottawa, Toronto and Colorado.

— With files from Associated Press

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