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17 Ilya Kovalchuk RW

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: Aims to play in NHL next season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/8/18) Kovalchuk says he is looking to rejoin the NHL next season and play for two-to-three seasons, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.

    Kovalchuk last played in the NHL during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, scoring 11 goals and 31 points in 37 games played. The 34-year-old old has 329 points since returning to the KHL in 2012-13, including 64 goals and 143 points over the last two years. Upon his return, Kovalchuk will be an unrestricted free agent.

    Ilya Kovalchuk: Eyeing NHL return

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/25/18) Kovalchuk will look to return to the NHL following this season, KHL insider Aivis Kalnins reports.

    The earliest Kovalchuk could sign a contract with an NHL team would be July 1, and this time New Jersey won't have his rights, meaning he'll be just like any other free agent seeking a deal. Even though the Russian is now 34, he's maintained his elite level of play internationally and just posted seven points (five goals, two assists) on his way to a gold medal in PyeongChang, and has notched 141 points (63 goals, 78 assists) in 113 KHL games over the last two seasons. While it's a little early to speculate where Kovalchuk could end up if he makes the trip back to North America, he'll likely want to sign with a contender at this stage in his career.

    Ilya Kovalchuk: Will remain in KHL

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/4/17) Kovalchuk will remain in the KHL for the 2017-18 season, Larry Brooks of The New York Post reports.

    Kovalchuk has tempted us with a return to the NHL for a couple years now, but another season will pass without that coming to fruition. He'll be eligible for a return as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018, at which point he'll be 35 years old.

    Ilya Kovalchuk: Eyeing return to NHL

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/9/17) Devils GM Ray Shero indicated Monday that Kovalchuk (knee) would like to return to the NHL next season, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

    Kovalchuk won't be allowed to sign with a club until July 1, but it appears the Devils are willing to do a sign-and-trade deal should a team make an intriguing offer for the 34-year-old. There will likely be a long list of potential suitors for the veteran, as his play hasn't dropped off in recent seasons. In fact, the 2001 first overall pick recorded 78 points (32 goals, 46 assists) over 60 games with St. Petersburg of the KHL in 2016-17. Talks about a potential landing spot will likely heat up as July nears.

    Ilya Kovalchuk: Bypassing Worlds, will have knee surgery

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/29/17) Kovalchuk, who's been contemplating a return to the NHL, backed out of the IIHF World Championships in order to undergo surgery on his knee, Szymon Szemberg, managing director of the Euro Hockey Challenge, reports.

    Kovalchuk, 34, is an outstanding talent who may be best known for his signing a 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils in July of 2010, only for the huge deal to be nullified by a league arbitrator and ultimately "settling" with the NHLPA on a still-unprecedented 15-year, $100 million signing a few months later. Kovalchuk would break free from the NHL in July in 2013, spending the past four seasons with St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL, fashioning 78 points (32 goals, 46 assists) in 60 games during the regular season of 2016-17. It remains to be seen if his surgery will have any kind of impact on his mulling over a return to North American hockey.

 
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Career Stats
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2001-02ATL65292251-19704115
2002-03ATL81382967-24903069
2003-04ATL81414687-1016160919
2005-06ATL78524698-6270701928
2006-07ATL82423476-2180702640
2007-08ATL79523587-12162401418
2008-09ATL79434891-121206059
2009-10New Jersey764144851012040723
2010-11New Jersey81312960-269090922
2011-12New Jersey77374683-9103501324
2012-13New Jersey37112031-62450715
816417399816-11613810601116212
More Career Stats
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2001-02ATL18415.81205:041268  28019
2002-03ATL25714.81575:001738399:3017:36571026
2003-04ATL34112.01918:572006568:4881:50631124
2005-06ATL32316.11746:281760644:3412:27680129
2006-07ATL33612.51764:431873542:256:03660033
2007-08ATL28318.41698:321589451:5431:22522116
2008-09ATL27515.61722:141557458:2718:27502020
2009-10New Jersey29014.11674:421562409:596:03531214
2010-11New Jersey24512.71827:351983337:3012:3628209
2011-12New Jersey31011.91881:411927379:0888:48331014
2012-13New Jersey1238.9915:17940202:1863:0818009
296714.117930:13182034394:33338:20516106203
Postseason Stats
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07ATL4112-1000012
2009-10New Jersey52460100011
2011-12New Jersey2381119-7500024
32111627-8600047
More Postseason Stats
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07ATL128.374:499117:160:0219112
2009-10New Jersey1910.5118:0812042:560:116003
2011-12New Jersey7011.4523:00576129:1614:056003
10110.9715:57787189:2814:1831118
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
4/15/1983
Age:
35
Hometown:
Tver, Russia, USSR
Team:
New Jersey Devils
School:

NHL Experience:
10
Awards:

2003-04: Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion
 
 
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