Alex Galchenyuk sentenced to jail time, but there's a catch

Published August 21, 2023 at 1:10 PM

When Alex Galchenyuk was arrested in July he faced charges on six separate counts. Luckily for Galchenyuk he has an extremely good legal team and the City of Scottsdale was willing to offer him a very favorable plea deal.

Today Galchenyuk elected to accept that plea deal, which saw 5 of 6 charges against him dismissed. Galchenyuk was then sentenced to 30 days in jail for his crime.

Katie Strang from The Athletic provided the following notes.

According to sentencing documents, five of the charges against Alex Galchenyuk were dismissed; he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor threatening charge.

According to those documents, Galchenyuk was sentenced to 30 days of jail time, one of which counts as time served and 27 of which will be suspended upon successful completion of an alcohol recovery program and 12 months without consuming/possessing alcohol.

Last month, Galchenyuk publicly apologized and announced that he was entering the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program

Galchenyuk has been rumored to be signing a deal in the KHL for next season and there is no news on how this may impact that. Galchenyuk is extremely lucky the prosecution chose to not further pursue these charges as he could have been facing serious time.

Instead Galchenyuk will avoid jail completely as long as he is able to follow through on his committments. Hopefully Alex gets the help he needs and is able to get his life and career back on track.
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Alex Galchenyuk sentenced to jail time, but there's a catch

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Yes, he deserved a break1120.8 %
No, he got off easy because he's a hockey player2750.9 %
As long as he gets the help he needs, it's fair1528.3 %
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