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Alex Kovalev | #27

RW | 6' 2" | 222 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,316 430 599 1,029 -31
  • Alex Kovalev
  • Born: February 24, 1973
  • Birthplace: Togliatti, RUS
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 1991 NYR, 1st rd, 15th pk (15th overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,316 430 599 1,029 -31 1,304 133 380 9 18 70 8 3,585 12
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,316 430 599 1,029 -31 1,304 133 380 9 18 70 8 3,585 12

Awards

Alex Kovalev Awards
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1993-1994 New York Rangers

Bio

Alex Kovalev Bio

Kovalev became the first player born in Russia to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft when the New York Rangers took him with the No. 15 pick in 1991, and he was known for his stickhandling, passing and superb wrist shot during a 19-season career.

After helping the Unified Team (composed of players from nations that had been part of the Soviet Union) win the gold medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, Kovalev joined the Rangers in 1992-93, scoring 20 goals in his first NHL season. He took on a bigger role in 1993-94, finishing with 56 points (23 goals, 33 assists) during the regular season, then contributing 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Rangers win their first championship since 1940.

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