The Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday welcomed newcomer Alex Galchenyuk to the crew for an off-the-cuff skating session and he bought to bond with veteran Evgeni Malkin on and off the ice.
Malkin, who has spent his whole profession with the Penguins, took a bit reward for himself on the expense of his new teammate.
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In accordance with Pens Inside Scoop, Galchenyuk got here to Pittsburgh with two sticks. Malkin tried one of many sticks and preferred it and determined to maintain it.
Apart from the “gifted” stick, Galchenyuk and Malkin linked with one another due to their Russian backgrounds.
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Galchenyuk, a Wisconsin native, was born to Belarusian mother and father who converse Russian fluently, in response to DK Pittsburgh Sports activities. Galchenyuk took that information and used it to bond with Malkin.
“It is nice for each of us,” Galchenyuk instructed DK Pittsburgh Sports activities. “Though it is my first language it is one thing I do not use that a lot, nevertheless it’s all the time good to make amends for it.”
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Pittsburgh acquired Galchenyuk from the Arizona Coyotes in a commerce that despatched Phil Kessel west.