Galchenyuk 'really excited' by Drouin addition

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The Montreal Canadiens locked up a big piece of their core Wednesday, with the signing of Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year contract extension worth a reported $4.9 million per season.

On Thursday, Galchenyuk had a chance to speak to the Montreal media, sharing his thoughts on his new contract.

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"I'm really happy with the deal," Galchenyuk said. "I love the team, I love the fans, I love the city. ... I know I can bring a lot to the team. We're all hungry and we all want to get to the top."

Perhaps the part Galchenyuk is most looking forward to is forming a potentially formidable scoring threat with newly acquired forward Jonathan Drouin, as both players possess elite-level scoring talent.

"I was really excited when we added Drouin," said Galchenyuk. "Having a chance to play with a skilled forward like that is always a plus."

Last season, Galchenyuk, 23, put up 44 points in 61 games during a campaign hampered by knee injuries.

Galchenyuk 'really excited' by Drouin addition
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