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Andrei Kovalenko

Andrei Kovalenko  #51

Right Wing
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1970
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Balakovo, Russia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: QUE / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (148th overall)
Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Montreal by Colorado with Martin Rucinsky and Jocelyn Thibault for Patrick Roy and Mike Keane, December 6, 1995. Traded to Edmonton by Montreal for Scott Thornton, September 6, 1996. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton for Alexandre Daigle, January 29, 1999. Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia for Adam Burt, March 6, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 25, 2000.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players