Galchenyuk Pens Letters to Police and Fans, Enters Player Assistance Program
BY TJ TUCKER JULY 18, 2023 (2:55 PM)
Letter to Police
Letter to Coyotes and Fans
As mentioned in the letter to the Coyotes, Galchenyuk has entered the NHL's Player Assistance program. It is designed for, among other things, helping players battle alcohol and drug addictions.
Police were called to the scene of a crash on July 9th in Scottsdale where a car had hit a sign. It is alleged that Galchenyuk threatened an officer, saying he could make "One phone call and you're all dead, your whole family, your blood line is dead." It is also alleged that he used a racial slur against an officer multiple times. He was let go from his contract for next season with Arizona just days after.