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Alex Kovalev

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 (188 cm) ▪ Weight: 222 lbs. (101 kg)

Born: February 24, 1973 in Togliatti, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Draft: NY Rangers, 1st round (15th overall), 1991 NHL Entry
Contract: 1 year/$1,450,000
2014-15 Cap Hit: $1,450,000.00 (full contract info at capgeek.com)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Aug 2, 2014 2:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1992-93 19 NYR NHL 65 20 18 38 16 -10 79 17 3 0 3 13 5 0 134 14.9
1993-94 20 NYR NHL 76 23 33 56 22 18 154 16 7 0 3 27 6 0 184 12.5
1994-95 21 NYR NHL 48 13 15 28 11 -6 30 11 1 1 1 10 5 0 103 12.6
1995-96 22 NYR NHL 81 24 34 58 22 5 98 15 8 1 7 24 10 0 206 11.7
1996-97 23 NYR NHL 45 13 22 35 13 11 42 12 1 0 0 14 8 0 110 11.8
1997-98 24 NYR NHL 73 23 30 53 20 -22 44 15 8 0 3 16 14 0 173 13.3
1998-99 25 TOT NHL 77 23 30 53 20 2 49 16 6 1 5 21 9 0 191 12.0 1570 20:23
1998-99 25 NYR NHL 14 3 4 7 3 -6 12 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 35 8.6 278 19:53
1998-99 25 PIT NHL 63 20 26 46 18 8 37 14 5 1 4 19 7 0 156 12.8 1292 20:30
1999-00 26 PIT NHL 82 26 40 66 24 -3 94 15 9 2 4 20 17 3 254 10.2 1876 22:53
2000-01 27 PIT NHL 79 44 51 95 37 12 96 30 12 2 9 25 25 1 307 14.3 1863 23:35 AS-3,Hart-16
2001-02 28 PIT NHL 67 32 44 76 29 2 80 23 8 1 3 30 14 0 266 12.0 1611 24:03 AS-7
2002-03 29 TOT NHL 78 37 40 77 30 -9 70 26 11 0 3 19 21 0 271 13.7 1783 22:51 AS-15,AS-10
2002-03 29 PIT NHL 54 27 37 64 24 -11 50 19 8 0 1 16 21 0 212 12.7 1299 24:03 AS-15,AS-10
2002-03 29 NYR NHL 24 10 3 13 6 2 20 7 3 0 2 3 0 0 59 16.9 484 20:09 AS-15,AS-10
2003-04 30 TOT NHL 78 14 31 45 16 -9 66 11 3 0 1 21 9 1 207 6.8 1482 18:00
2003-04 30 NYR NHL 66 13 29 42 15 -5 54 10 3 0 0 20 8 1 178 7.3 1295 19:37
2003-04 30 MTL NHL 12 1 2 3 1 -4 12 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 29 3.4 187 15:36
2005-06 32 MTL NHL 69 23 42 65 24 -1 76 14 9 0 5 18 24 0 206 11.2 1344 19:28
2006-07 33 MTL NHL 73 18 29 47 18 -19 78 10 8 0 5 14 14 1 197 9.1 1332 18:15
2007-08 34 MTL NHL 82 35 49 84 32 18 70 18 17 0 5 17 30 2 230 15.2 1603 19:33 AS-2,Byng-35,Hart-8
2008-09 35 MTL NHL 78 26 39 65 25 -5 74 14 11 1 4 17 21 1 209 12.4 1515 19:26 AS-20
2009-10 36 OTT NHL 77 18 31 49 18 -8 54 14 4 0 5 21 10 0 165 10.9 1398 18:10
2010-11 37 TOT NHL 74 16 18 34 14 -6 44 10 6 0 3 14 4 0 151 10.6 1222 16:31
2010-11 37 OTT NHL 54 14 13 27 11 -9 28 8 6 0 3 10 3 0 123 11.4 879 16:16
2010-11 37 PIT NHL 20 2 5 7 2 3 16 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 28 7.1 344 17:11
2012-13 39 FLA NHL 14 2 3 5 2 -1 6 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 21 9.5 219 15:37
9 yrs NYR NHL 492 142 188 330 128 -13 533 105 35 2 20 129 58 1 1182 12.0 2057 19:46
6 yrs PIT NHL 365 151 203 354 134 11 373 103 42 6 21 114 85 4 1223 12.3 8284 22:41
5 yrs MTL NHL 314 103 161 264 99 -11 310 57 45 1 20 67 90 4 871 11.8 5982 19:03
2 yrs OTT NHL 131 32 44 76 29 -17 82 22 10 0 8 31 13 0 288 11.1 2277 17:22
1 yr FLA NHL 14 2 3 5 2 -1 6 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 21 9.5 219 15:36
Career NHL 1316 430 599 1029 393 -31 1304 288 133 9 70 343 247 9 3585 12.0 18818 20:16

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1992-93 19 NYR NHL 65 0.31 0.28 0.58 0.25 1.22 2.06 16 14 30 13 54 15 50 1 -10 1.9 0.5 2.5
1993-94 20 NYR NHL 76 0.30 0.43 0.74 0.28 2.03 2.42 21 30 51 20 80 22 47 7 18 3.8 1.6 5.3
1994-95 21 NYR NHL 48 0.27 0.31 0.58 0.24 0.63 2.15 22 26 48 19 42 11 39 2 -6 2.0 0.5 2.5
1995-96 22 NYR NHL 81 0.30 0.42 0.72 0.27 1.21 2.54 23 33 56 22 85 28 60 8 5 3.8 1.1 4.9
1996-97 23 NYR NHL 45 0.29 0.49 0.78 0.29 0.93 2.44 13 23 36 13 50 15 33 9 11 2.7 0.8 3.6
1997-98 24 NYR NHL 73 0.32 0.41 0.73 0.27 0.60 2.37 26 34 60 23 83 40 65 0 -22 4.8 0.3 5.2
1998-99 25 TOT NHL 77 0.30 0.39 0.69 0.27 0.64 2.48 26 34 60 23 98 34 65 3 2 3.6 1.7 5.3
1998-99 25 NYR NHL 14 0.21 0.29 0.50 0.19 0.86 2.50 3 5 8 3 10 4 12 0 -6 0.3 0.1 0.4
1998-99 25 PIT NHL 63 0.32 0.41 0.73 0.28 0.59 2.48 23 29 52 20 88 30 53 3 8 3.3 1.6 4.9
1999-00 26 PIT NHL 82 0.32 0.49 0.80 0.30 1.15 3.10 29 43 72 28 96 42 68 11 -3 4.1 1.6 5.7
2000-01 27 PIT NHL 79 0.56 0.65 1.20 0.47 1.22 3.89 48 55 103 41 141 64 90 25 12 8.8 1.7 10.5 AS-3,Hart-16
2001-02 28 PIT NHL 67 0.48 0.66 1.13 0.43 1.19 3.97 37 50 87 34 103 36 72 7 2 7.1 1.9 9.1 AS-7
2002-03 29 TOT NHL 78 0.47 0.51 0.99 0.39 0.90 3.47 42 44 86 35 121 59 73 2 -9 7.2 1.9 9.1 AS-15,AS-10
2002-03 29 PIT NHL 54 0.50 0.69 1.19 0.45 0.93 3.93 31 41 72 28 96 49 59 1 -11 6.0 1.3 7.4 AS-15,AS-10
2002-03 29 NYR NHL 24 0.42 0.13 0.54 0.26 0.83 2.46 11 3 14 7 25 10 14 1 2 1.2 0.6 1.7 AS-15,AS-10
2003-04 30 TOT NHL 78 0.18 0.40 0.58 0.20 0.85 2.65 16 35 51 18 66 21 60 6 -9 2.5 0.9 3.4
2003-04 30 NYR NHL 66 0.20 0.44 0.64 0.22 0.82 2.70 15 33 48 17 59 19 51 6 -5 2.5 0.9 3.4
2003-04 30 MTL NHL 12 0.08 0.17 0.25 0.09 1.00 2.42 1 2 3 1 7 2 9 0 -4 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2005-06 32 MTL NHL 69 0.33 0.61 0.94 0.34 1.10 2.99 23 40 63 23 87 48 46 6 -1 4.8 1.5 6.3
2006-07 33 MTL NHL 73 0.25 0.40 0.64 0.24 1.07 2.70 19 29 48 18 76 40 64 9 -19 3.0 0.9 3.8
2007-08 34 MTL NHL 82 0.43 0.60 1.02 0.39 0.85 2.80 39 52 91 35 117 56 50 7 18 8.4 2.4 10.8 AS-2,Byng-35,Hart-8
2008-09 35 MTL NHL 78 0.33 0.50 0.83 0.32 0.95 2.68 27 40 67 26 93 48 62 12 -5 5.4 1.4 6.8 AS-20
2009-10 36 OTT NHL 77 0.23 0.40 0.64 0.23 0.70 2.14 20 32 52 20 78 27 61 2 -8 3.3 1.3 4.6
2010-11 37 TOT NHL 74 0.22 0.24 0.46 0.18 0.59 2.04 17 19 36 14 51 16 41 0 -6 2.1 1.3 3.4
2010-11 37 OTT NHL 54 0.26 0.24 0.50 0.21 0.52 2.28 15 14 29 12 36 13 32 0 -9 2.1 0.8 2.9
2010-11 37 PIT NHL 20 0.10 0.25 0.35 0.12 0.80 1.40 2 5 7 2 15 3 9 0 3 0.0 0.5 0.5
2012-13 39 FLA NHL 14 0.14 0.21 0.36 0.14 0.43 1.50 4 6 10 4 10 5 6 0 -1 0.2 0.2 0.4
9 yrs NYR NHL 492 0.29 0.38 0.67 0.26 1.08 2.40 150 201 351 137 488 164 371 34 -13 23.1 6.3 29.4
6 yrs PIT NHL 365 0.41 0.56 0.97 0.37 1.02 3.35 170 223 393 154 539 224 351 47 11 29.4 8.6 38.0
5 yrs MTL NHL 314 0.33 0.51 0.84 0.32 0.99 2.77 109 163 272 104 380 194 231 34 -11 21.5 6.2 27.7
2 yrs OTT NHL 131 0.24 0.34 0.58 0.22 0.63 2.20 35 46 81 32 114 40 93 2 -17 5.3 2.1 7.5
1 yr FLA NHL 14 0.14 0.21 0.36 0.14 0.43 1.50 4 6 10 4 10 5 6 0 -1 0.2 0.2 0.4
Career NHL 1316 0.33 0.46 0.78 0.30 0.99 2.72 468 639 1107 430 1531 627 1052 117 -31 79.5 23.6 103.1

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 20 NYR NHL SC 23 9 12 21 8 5 18 4 5 0 2 71 12.7
1994-95 21 NYR NHL 10 4 7 11 4 2 10 4 0 0 0 23 17.4
1995-96 22 NYR NHL 11 3 4 7 3 0 14 3 0 0 1 31 9.7
1998-99 25 PIT NHL 10 5 7 12 5 0 14 5 0 0 1 24 20.8 204 20:24
1999-00 26 PIT NHL 11 1 5 6 2 -1 10 1 0 0 0 37 2.7 292 26:35
2000-01 27 PIT NHL 18 5 5 10 4 -2 16 4 1 0 0 44 11.4 377 20:57
2003-04 30 MTL NHL 11 6 4 10 4 2 8 5 1 0 1 29 20.7 222 20:11
2005-06 32 MTL NHL 6 4 3 7 3 3 4 3 1 0 0 15 26.7 116 19:21
2007-08 34 MTL NHL 12 5 6 11 4 -4 8 2 2 1 1 39 12.8 260 21:41
2008-09 35 MTL NHL 4 2 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 12 16.7 80 19:54
2010-11 37 PIT NHL 7 1 1 2 1 -3 10 1 0 0 1 16 6.3 112 16:02
Career NHL 1 123 45 55 100 39 2 114 34 10 1 7 341 13.2 1664 21:03

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1989-90 16 Dynamo Moscow USSR 1 0 0 0 0
1989-90 16 Soviet Union EJC-A 6 4 3 7 6
1990-91 17 Dynamo Moscow 2 USSR-3 21 16
1990-91 17 Dynamo Moscow USSR 18 1 2 3 4
1990-91 17 Dynamo Moscow Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 17 Dynamo Moscow Super-S 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 17 Soviet Union EJC-A 6 8 3 11 22
1991-92 18 Dynamo Moscow CIS 33 16 9 25 20
1991-92 18 Dynamo Moscow 2 CIS-3 4 5 0 5 12
1991-92 18 Russia WJC-A 7 5 5 10 2
1991-92 18 Russia Olympics 8 1 2 3 14
1991-92 18 Russia WC-A 6 0 1 1 0
1992-93 19 Binghamton Rangers AHL 13 13 11 24 35
1994-95 21 Lada Togliatti CIS 12 8 8 16 49
1996-97 23 Russia W-Cup 5 2 1 3 8
1997-98 24 Russia WC-A 6 5 2 7 14
2001-02 28 Russia Olympics 6 3 1 4 6 4 3 0 0 0
2004-05 31 Russia W-Cup 4 2 1 3 4
2004-05 31 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 35 10 12 22 80
2004-05 31 Russia WC-A 9 3 4 7 6 16 3 0 0 1
2005-06 32 Russia Olympics 8 4 2 6 4 4 2 2 0 0
2011-12 38 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 22 1 5 6 16
Career 1 Season AHL 13 13 11 24 35
Career 2 Seasons CIS 45 24 17 41 69
Career 1 Season CIS-3 4 5 0 5 12
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 12 12 6 18 28
Career 1 Season Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season KHL 22 1 5 6 16
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 22 8 5 13 10 22 5 2 0 0
Career 1 Season Russia 35 10 12 22 80
Career 1 Season Super-S 1 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons USSR 19 1 2 3 4
Career 1 Season USSR-3 21 16
Career 2 Seasons W-Cup 9 4 2 6 12
Career 3 Seasons WC-A 21 8 7 15 6 30 3 0 0 1
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 5 5 10 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1992-93 19 Binghamton Rangers AHL 9 3 5 8 14
2004-05 31 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 4 0 0 0 8
Career 1 Season AHL 9 3 5 8 14
Career 1 Season Russia 4 0 0 0 8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 19 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Alex Kovalev 10.8 10.5 9.1 9.1 6.8 6.3 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.6 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 0.4
Bill Guerin 92.1 9.9 9.8 8.8 7.5 7.2 6.2 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.2 2.4 2.3 0.0
John Bucyk 89.5 12.2 8.8 7.9 7.5 7.2 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.0 2.8 1.4 0.1
Owen Nolan 89.2 10.5 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.2 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.1 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.9 0.4 -0.8
Tony Amonte 88.4 10.3 10.1 9.5 9.3 7.3 6.6 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.2 3.7 3.6 3.0 1.7
Glenn Anderson 88.2 9.5 8.9 8.8 8.0 6.9 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.9 2.6 0.6
Denis Savard 87.8 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Doug Gilmour 87.3 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.8
Bernie Geoffrion 87.2 11.5 10.3 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.0 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 3.8 1.8 0.6
Gary Roberts 87.1 10.0 9.7 8.1 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.0 3.6 3.4 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.3
Doug Weight 86.4 9.0 8.5 8.3 7.8 7.2 6.6 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3 4.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.4 0.9
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Alex Kovalev 10.8 10.5 9.1 9.1 6.8 6.3 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.6 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 0.4
Bill Guerin 92.1 9.9 9.8 8.8 7.5 7.2 6.2 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.2 2.4 2.3 0.0
Owen Nolan 89.2 10.5 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.2 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.1 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.9 0.4 -0.8
Gary Roberts 88.8 10.0 9.7 8.1 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.1 4.0 3.6 3.4 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.1
Tony Amonte 88.4 10.3 10.1 9.5 9.3 7.3 6.6 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.2 3.7 3.6 3.0 1.7
Glenn Anderson 88.2 9.5 8.9 8.8 8.0 6.9 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.9 2.6 0.6
Denis Savard 87.8 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Bernie Geoffrion 87.2 11.5 10.3 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.0 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 3.8 1.8 0.6
Doug Gilmour 86.7 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.4
Ray Whitney 86.7 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.3 8.2 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.2 5.6 5.6 5.1 4.7 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Doug Weight 86.3 9.0 8.5 8.3 7.8 7.2 6.6 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3 4.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.4 0.9 0.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 25, 1998: Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Harry York for Petr Nedved, Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger, November 25, 1998.

February 10, 2003: Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Mike Wilson, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture for Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson, February 10, 2003.

March 2, 2004: Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for Jozef Balej and Montreal's 2nd round choice (Bruce Graham) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 2, 2004.

November 3, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 3, 2004.

July 6, 2009: Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 6, 2009.

February 24, 2011: Traded to Pittsburgh by Ottawa for Pittsburgh's 7th round choice (Ryan Dzingel) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 24, 2011.

July 29, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), July 29, 2011.

January 18, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Florida, January 18, 2013.

March 21, 2013: Officially announced his retirement, March 21, 2013.

June 10, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Visp (Swiss), June 10, 2013.

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