Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Montréal Canadiens

By the numbers: Ilya Kovalchuk

Thirteen facts about the newest member of the Canadiens

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The Canadiens agreed to terms with forward Ilya Kovalchuk on Friday. Here's a look at his career in numbers.

897 - The 36-year-old Russian sniper boasts 897 games of NHL experience with the Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings.

436 - The number of goals the left-winger has scored over the course of his NHL career.

9 - Kovalchuk has nine 30-goal seasons in the NHL to date.

2 - The forward twice scored 52 goals in a single season when he sported Thrashers colors in 2005-06 and 2007-08.

1 - Kovalchuk claimed the Maurice Richard Trophy, which is presented annually to the League's top goal scorer, in 2003-04 with 41 goals.

859 - In addition to his 436 goals, the Tver native has 423 assists for 859 points in the NHL ranks.

3 - He participated in the NHL All-Star Game on three occasions, in 2004, 2008 and 2009.

1 - He was the first-overall selection in the 2001 NHL Draft by Atlanta.

298 - Kovalchuk has also played 298 career games in the KHL with SKA Saint Petersburg.

327 - Kovalchuk's numbers in the KHL include 138 goals, 189 assists and 327 points.

2 - Kovalchuk won the Gagarin Cup, which is presented annually to the winners of the KHL playoffs, on two occasions - in 2014-15 and 2016-17.

19 - The highly-skilled forward amassed eight goals and 19 points during the KHL playoffs in 2014-15, and was named the postseason MVP.

21 - He represented Russia internationally 21 times, including at five Olympic Games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 - gold medal).

View More