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17 Ilya Kovalchuk LW

Los Angeles Kings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%73%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
2242019:01
Latest News
  • Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk: Pots first NHL goal in five years

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/9/18) Kovalchuk scored one goal and fired three shots on net in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Jets.

    Kovalchuk streaked toward the net and deflected a Drew Doughty pass behind Connor Hellebuyck for the first score of the night. He also logged a monstrous 23:03 of ice time, proving that the faster NHL game was no problem. The 35-year-old now has one goal and two helpers in three games for the Kings, and fantasy owners should be delighted that the slight risk they took on Kovalchuk is paying off early.

    Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk: Earns first two points for royal club

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/8/18) Kovalchuk recorded two even-strength assists in Sunday's 4-2 home win over the Red Wings. The Russian power winger crossed 400 career helpers and delivered his first points as a King.

    Kovalchuk now has 401 career assists and 818 total points in as many NHL contests. He's back in the NHL after wreaking havoc on KHL goalies the past five seasons, forming the top line with two-time Selke Trophy winner Anze Kopitar and another heady skater in 24-year-old Alex Iafallo. Curiously, the Kings used Kovalchuk as a net-front screener on the power play in the season-opening loss to the Sharks on Friday. Sure, he's a tank at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, but the winger also boasts a terrific point shot that could result in plenty of man-advantage goals should the Kings switch things up in that key special teams situation.

    Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk: Nabs man-advantage assist in debut

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/19/18) Kovalchuk registered a secondary power-play assist Tuesday in a 4-3 split-squad home loss to the Coyotes. He recorded 22:48 of ice time in his Kings debut.

    As a clear indication of how eager the Kings were to see Kovalchuk in action, he received more ice time than any other forward involved in this matchup. As expected, Kovalchuk was stationed on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, though it's not clear whether Brown or Alex Iafallo will skate with the 6-foot-3, 230-pound power forward from Russia during the regular season.

    Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk: Big year ahead in LA?

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/11/18) Kings president Luc Robitaille expects Kovalchuk to score 25-30 goals this season, Josh Cooper of The Athletic reports.

    Like a fine wine, Kovalchuk, 35, only gets better with age. In the five-plus seasons spent abroad in the KHL, Kovalchuk's final two were his best statistically. Meanwhile, he's averaged exactly one point per game in the North American "show" -- 816 points in 816 games -- including an 83-point campaign in 2011-12. Kovalchuk's specialty is scoring goals, especially via one-timers, whereas his new team averaged less than three goals per game in 2017-18. Expect the addition of the Russian sniper to cause that number to rise above three in 2018-19.

    Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk: Becomes King for three years

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/23/18) Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year contract with the Kings, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca.

    The average annual cap hit is $6.25 million, which is the same as the Leafs' deal with Patrick Marleau. Kovalchuk will immediately bring sniping to the Kings' top six, but he will be 38 in a young man's league when the deal ends.

 
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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
2018-19Los Angeles62242000021
822419401820-11413810601118213
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
2018-19Los Angeles219.5116:0613521:530:000000
298814.018046:19183384416:26338:20516106203
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, USSR
Team:
Los Angeles Kings
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2003-04: Maurice Richard-Goal Scoring Champion