MONTREAL – Alex Kovalev is the recipient of the 2007-08 Molson Cup award for January. Kovalev earns the honor for a third consecutive segment and a fourth time since he joined the Canadiens.
Kovalev amassed 15 points in January, four more than netminder Cristobal Huet who collected 11 points.
Kovalev played in all 12 Canadiens games in January, posting a plus-7 rating while leading the team in goals (6) and shots on goal (36). The right-winger also chipped in with 5 assists for a total of 11 points.
The Russian forward currently leads the Molson Cup overall standings with 46 points, eight ahead of Cristobal Huet (38 points).
Kovalev will be presented with the Molson Cup during a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday’s game against the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. Molson Cup standings