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HABS: One-game Scouting Report for Alex Galchenyuk

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
Alex Galchenyuk was the Montreal Canadiens first pick (third overall) in the 2012 NHL entry draft. Galchenyuk is a 6'0", 200 lbs left-handed center. Due to a serious knee injury, he played only 2 regular season, and 6 playoff games last season.
This one-game scouting report is from the Sarnia Sting's season-ending loss to the Saginaw Spirit on March 30th, 2012. Galchenyuk showed impressive puck-protection skills along the wall, as well as an ability to find the open-man in the offensive-zone. He had only 2 even-strength defensive-zone starts the entire game, and played on the Sting's number-one powerplay unit. He definitely outperformed teammate Nail Yakupov during the game; although Yakupov was likely not at his best due to lingering concussion issues.
 OVERALL GRADE
Galchenyuk earned an above-average overall grade of 72. His highest rating was produced in the offensive-zone, although his work in both the neutral and defensive-zones was impressive as well. Thanks in part to the high amount of offensive-zone starts, an incredible 80% of Galchenyuk`s events took place in the offensive-zone.


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WINS52WINS

EVENTS72EVENTS

GRADE72GRADE

PLAYER94


EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Galchenyuk produced a well above-average even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.63, and an impressive ratio of 2.29 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He had an even traditional plus/minus with no points, and 2 shots on goal. He engaged in 4.15 events per-minute played.
*the average ES risk/reward among forwards is 1.10
*the average ES ratio among forwards is 1.87


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POS39POS

NEG17NEG

RATIO2.29RATIO


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POS/MIN2.89POS/MIN

NEG/MIN1.26NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN4.15EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD1.63RISK/REWARD


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OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
 Galchenyuk had an offensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.96, and a solid offensive-zone ratio of 1.81 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won only 1 of 4 offensive-zone puck-battles, recovered an impressive 9 offensive-zone loose-pucks, and completed 10 of 14 offensive-zone pass-attempts. He was also successful with 6 of 10 attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deke), and engaged in an incredible 3.33 offensive-zone events per-minute played.
*the average offensive-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.39
*the average offensive-zone ratio among forwards is 1.62


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OZ POS29OZ POS

OZ NEG16OZ NEG

RATIO1.81RATIO


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POS/MIN2.15POS/MIN

NEG/MIN1.19NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN3.33EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD0.96RISK/REWARD


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DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Galchenyuk was perfect in the defensive-zone. That said, he did have only 2 even-strength defensive-zone starts the entire game. He had a defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.44, and was successful with all 6 of his d-zone events.  He won all 3 of his d-zone puck-battles, completed his only pass-attempt, as well as his only attempted d-zone deke. He engaged in 0.44 defensive-zone events per-minute played.
*the average defensive-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.38
*the average defensive-zone ratio among forwards is 1.95


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DZ POS6DZ POS

DZ NEG0DZ NEG

RATION/ARATIO


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POS/MIN0.44POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.00NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN0.44EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD0.44RISK/REWARD


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NEUTRAL-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Gachenyuk did not carry the puck through the neutral-zone as much as he did during a previous game scouted. This could also be a product of his high offensive-zone start total. He earned a neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 0.03, and a neutral-zone ratio of 4 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He completed all 3 of his attempted passes, and was successful with his only attempt to beat an opposing player 1on1 (deke). He engaged in only 0.05 neutral-zone events per-minute of ice-time.
*the average neutral-zone risk/reward among forwards is 0.30
*the average neutral-zone ratio among forwards is 2.14


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NZ POS4NZ POS

NZ NEG1NZ NEG

RATIO4.00RATIO


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POS/MIN0.04POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.01NEG/MIN


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EV/ MIN0.05EV/ MIN

RISK/REWARD0.03RISK/REWARD


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POWERPLAY RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO
Galchenyuk earned a powerplay risk/reward rating of 2.17, and a PP ratio of 5.5 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He recovered 2 loose-pucks, and was successful with all 3 of his PP passes in the offensive-zone. He also beat two players 1on1, and engaged in 3.13 powerplay events per minute of powerplay ice-time.
His two failed events on the PP were an unsuccessful neutral-zone pass, and a lost race to a loose-puck.
*the average powerplay risk/reward among forwards is 2.18
*the average powerplay ratio among forwards is 3.04


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POS11POS

NEG2NEG

RATIO5.50RATIO


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POS/MIN2.65POS/MIN

NEG/MIN0.48NEG/MIN


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EVENTS/ MIN3.13EVENTS/ MIN

RISK/REWARD2.17RISK/REWARD


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