New York Islanders: 3 Trade Options To Improve Power Play
In 34 games with the Arizona Coyotes this year, Alex Galcheyuk has 24 points (7 goals, 17 assists). Over a full 82 games season, that’s a 58 point pace. Of his 24 points this season, Galchenyuk has 13 power play points.
The former top-3 pick is a power play machine. He scored nine goals on the power play last year, nearly half of his 19, and had 15 assists on it as well, nearly half of his 32 assists. Galcheyuk would be the perfect improvement to the Islanders power play.
Now, he just got traded less than a year ago and is in year one with the Coyotes. Despite that fact, you’d have to believe the perpetual rebuilding Coyotes would turn down multiple picks and a prospect for Galchenyuk.
He has one more year left on his deal after this year at $4.9 million, a very reasonable number for someone with 50 point potential.
The Coyotes, who got Galchenyuk for Max Domi, flip him for two seconds and Josh Ho-Sang. I love Ho-Sang as much as the next guy but the Islanders refuse to put him into the lineup and I can’t keep watching Cal Clutterbuck get power play chances.
Galchenyuk can play center or right wing for the Islanders which could help if they lose Brock Nelson after this year, or if they’re looking for center depth.
Lee – Nelson – Bailey
Beauvillier – Barzal – Galchenyuk
Dal Colle – Filppula – Eberle
Martin – Cizikas – Komarov
Scratch: Johnston, Clutterbuck