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Ilya Kovalchuk | #17

LW | 6' 3" | 222 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
926 443 433 876 -146
  • Ilya Kovalchuk
  • Born: April 15, 1983
  • Birthplace: Tver, RUS
  • Shoots: Right
  • Draft: 2001 ATL, 1st rd, 1st pk (1st overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 926 443 433 876 -146 546 144 329 10 15 64 17 3,223 13.7
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 926 443 433 876 -146 546 144 329 10 15 64 17 3,223 13.7

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Ilya Kovalchuk Awards
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy
Season Team
2003-2004 Atlanta Thrashers

Bio

Ilya Kovalchuk Bio

Kovalchuk became the first player born in Russia to be taken with the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft when the Atlanta Thrashers selected him in 2001. The native of Tver, Russia, stepped into the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2001-02 and had 51 points (29 goals, 22 assists) in 65 games, missing the final 17 with a shoulder injury.

He finished second to teammate Dany Heatley in voting for the Calder Trophy as the top rookie in the NHL. Kovalchuk scored 38 goals in his second NHL season, then had 41 in 2003-04 to tie for the Maurice Richard Trophy as the League's top goal-scorer. He scored 52 in 2005-06 and again in 2007-08, had 43 in 2008-09 and scored 31 times in 49 games in 2009-10 before being traded to the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 4, 2010, then signed a 15-year contract with the Devils on Sept. 3, 2010.

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