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Ilya Kovalchuk     \EEL-yah KOH-vul-chook\

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 (190 cm) ▪ Weight: 230 lbs. (104 kg)

Born: April 15, 1983 in Tver, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Draft: Atlanta, 1st round (1st overall), 2001 NHL Entry
Contract: 15 years/$100,000,000
2014-15 Cap Hit: $6,666,666.67 (full contract info at capgeek.com)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Oct 31, 2014 9:25 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
2001-02 18 ATL NHL 65 29 22 51 22 -19 28 22 7 0 4 14 8 0 184 15.8 1205 18:32 Calder-2
2002-03 19 ATL NHL 81 38 29 67 29 -24 57 29 9 0 3 16 13 0 257 14.8 1575 19:27 AS-9
2003-04 20 ATL NHL 81 41 46 87 34 -10 63 24 16 1 6 28 17 1 341 12.0 1919 23:41 AS-2,Hart-10,Richard-1
2005-06 22 ATL NHL 78 52 46 98 40 -6 68 25 27 0 7 16 29 1 323 16.1 1746 22:23 AS-3,AS-9,Hart-24
2006-07 23 ATL NHL 82 42 34 76 32 -2 66 24 18 0 7 20 14 0 336 12.5 1765 21:32 AS-6
2007-08 24 ATL NHL 79 52 35 87 38 -12 52 34 16 2 4 21 14 0 283 18.4 1699 21:30 AS-3,Byng-83,Hart-14
2008-09 25 ATL NHL 79 43 48 91 36 -12 50 31 12 0 6 23 24 1 275 15.6 1723 21:48 AS-3
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 76 41 44 85 33 10 53 29 12 0 4 29 15 0 290 14.1 1675 22:02 AS-12,AS-5
2009-10 26 ATL NHL 49 31 27 58 24 1 45 21 10 0 3 18 9 0 179 17.3 1090 22:14 AS-12,AS-5
2009-10 26 NJD NHL 27 10 17 27 10 9 8 8 2 0 1 11 6 0 111 9.0 585 21:40 AS-12,AS-5
2010-11 27 NJD NHL 81 31 29 60 25 -26 28 22 9 0 9 17 12 0 245 12.7 1828 22:34
2011-12 28 NJD NHL 77 37 46 83 32 -9 33 24 10 3 5 25 19 2 310 11.9 1882 24:26 AS-6,AS-1,Hart-10
2012-13 29 NJD NHL 37 11 20 31 12 -6 18 5 2 4 5 8 12 0 123 8.9 915 24:44 AS-15,Hart-17,Selke-38
8 yrs WPG NHL 594 328 287 615 257 -84 429 210 115 3 40 156 128 3 2178 15.1 12721 21:24
4 yrs NJD NHL 222 89 112 201 78 -32 87 59 23 7 20 61 49 2 789 11.3 5210 23:28
Career NHL 816 417 399 816 335 -116 516 269 138 10 60 217 177 5 2967 14.1 17931 21:58

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
2001-02 18 ATL NHL 65 0.45 0.34 0.78 0.35 0.43 2.83 33 25 58 25 73 25 68 1 -19 5.6 0.5 6.1 Calder-2
2002-03 19 ATL NHL 81 0.47 0.36 0.83 0.36 0.70 3.17 43 32 75 32 110 48 88 2 -24 7.2 0.6 7.8 AS-9
2003-04 20 ATL NHL 81 0.51 0.57 1.07 0.42 0.78 4.21 48 53 101 41 121 55 84 8 -10 8.9 1.7 10.6 AS-2,Hart-10,Richard-1
2005-06 22 ATL NHL 78 0.67 0.59 1.26 0.52 0.87 4.14 52 44 96 40 136 82 63 3 -6 9.8 1.4 11.2 AS-3,AS-9,Hart-24
2006-07 23 ATL NHL 82 0.51 0.41 0.93 0.39 0.80 4.10 44 34 78 33 116 57 62 1 -2 7.3 1.7 9.0 AS-6
2007-08 24 ATL NHL 79 0.66 0.44 1.10 0.49 0.66 3.58 58 37 95 42 114 47 82 3 -12 10.7 1.3 12.0 AS-3,Byng-83,Hart-14
2008-09 25 ATL NHL 79 0.54 0.61 1.15 0.46 0.63 3.48 46 49 95 38 127 55 85 1 -12 9.3 0.9 10.3 AS-3
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 76 0.54 0.58 1.12 0.44 0.70 3.82 45 46 91 37 114 44 60 0 10 8.7 2.3 11.0 AS-12,AS-5
2009-10 26 ATL NHL 49 0.63 0.55 1.18 0.48 0.92 3.65 34 28 62 26 73 30 42 0 1 6.4 1.1 7.5 AS-12,AS-5
2009-10 26 NJD NHL 27 0.37 0.63 1.00 0.37 0.30 4.11 11 18 29 11 41 14 18 0 9 2.3 1.2 3.5 AS-12,AS-5
2010-11 27 NJD NHL 81 0.38 0.36 0.74 0.30 0.35 3.02 34 31 65 27 79 27 78 0 -26 4.9 1.9 6.8
2011-12 28 NJD NHL 77 0.48 0.60 1.08 0.42 0.43 4.03 42 50 92 37 108 43 78 4 -9 8.2 2.3 10.5 AS-6,AS-1,Hart-10
2012-13 29 NJD NHL 37 0.30 0.54 0.84 0.32 0.49 3.32 21 37 58 22 50 25 40 9 -6 2.3 1.0 3.3 AS-15,Hart-17,Selke-38
8 yrs WPG NHL 594 0.55 0.48 1.04 0.43 0.72 3.67 358 302 660 278 870 399 574 19 -84 65.3 9.2 74.5
4 yrs NJD NHL 222 0.40 0.50 0.91 0.35 0.39 3.55 108 136 244 96 278 109 214 13 -32 17.7 6.4 24.0
Career NHL 816 0.51 0.49 1.00 0.41 0.63 3.64 466 438 904 374 1148 508 788 32 -116 83.0 15.5 98.5

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
2006-07 23 ATL NHL 4 1 1 2 1 -1 19 1 0 0 0 12 8.3 75 18:42
2009-10 26 NJD NHL 5 2 4 6 2 0 6 1 1 0 0 19 10.5 118 23:38
2011-12 28 NJD NHL 23 8 11 19 7 -7 6 3 5 0 0 70 11.4 523 22:44
Career NHL 32 11 16 27 10 -8 31 5 6 0 0 101 10.9 716 22:22

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
1999-00 16 Spartak Moscow Russia-2 49 12 5 17 75
1999-00 16 Spartak Moscow 2 Russia-3 2 2 1 3 14
1999-00 16 Russia WJ18-A 6 2 3 5 5 6 2 0 0 0
2000-01 17 Spartak Moscow Russia-2 40 28 18 46 78
2000-01 17 Russia WJC-A 7 4 2 6 0 37 3 1 0 0
2000-01 17 Russia WJ18-A 6 11 4 15 12 26 7 2 2 2
2001-02 18 Russia Olympics 6 1 2 3 -1 14 1 0 0 0
2002-03 19 Russia WC-A 7 4 0 4 2 6 2 1 1 1
2003-04 20 Russia WC-A 6 3 1 4 0 6 2 1 0 0
2004-05 21 Russia W-Cup 4 1 0 1 -4 4
2004-05 21 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 53 19 23 42 72
2004-05 21 Russia WC-A 9 3 3 6 0 4 1 2 0 0
2005-06 22 Russia Olympics 8 4 1 5 3 31 4 0 0 0
2006-07 23 Russia WC-A 9 2 5 7 10
2007-08 24 Russia WC-A 8 2 6 8 -1 52 1 1 0 0
2008-09 25 Russia WC-A 9 5 9 14 8 4 5 0 0 1
2009-10 26 Russia Olympics 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2009-10 26 Russia WC-A 9 2 10 12 8 2 2 0 0 1
2010-11 27 Russia WC-A 9 3 5 8 -1 6 3 0 0 1
2012-13 29 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 36 18 24 42 12
2012-13 29 Russia WC-A 8 8 5 13 5 29 8 0 0 2
Career 1 Season KHL 36 18 24 42 12
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 18 6 5 11 3 45 6 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Russia 53 19 23 42 72
Career 2 Seasons Russia-2 89 40 23 63 153
Career 1 Season Russia-3 2 2 1 3 14
Career 1 Season W-Cup 4 1 0 1 -4 4
Career 9 Seasons WC-A 74 32 44 76 21 119 24 5 1 6
Career 2 Seasons WJ18-A 12 13 7 20 17 32 9 2 2 2
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 4 2 6 0 37 3 1 0 0

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
2000-01 17 Spartak Moscow Russia-2 12 14 4 18 38
2004-05 21 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 4 0 1 1 0
Career 1 Season Russia 4 0 1 1 0
Career 1 Season Russia-2 12 14 4 18 38
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2002 RUS 2 14 -1 18
2 2006 RUS 4 1 3 31 25 8
3 2010 RUS 1 2 1 0 14 5
4 2014 RUS 3 0 3 2 9 5
Car 10 17 7 32 48 36

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 11 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ilya Kovalchuk 12.0 11.2 11.0 10.6 10.5 10.3 9.0 7.8 6.8 6.1 3.3
Peter Forsberg 94.6 13.6 11.0 10.8 10.1 10.0 10.0 8.0 7.4 5.4 5.0
Cy Denneny 94.5 9.2 9.1 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.2 3.0 2.3
Bryan Trottier 92.0 13.6 12.9 11.2 10.3 10.0 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.0 4.3
Jari Kurri 91.9 14.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 9.1 9.0 8.3 7.7 6.4 6.1
Bobby Hull 90.3 11.8 10.9 10.3 10.0 9.2 9.0 6.5 6.0 4.3 3.6
Luc Robitaille 90.3 11.8 9.8 9.4 9.2 9.0 8.2 8.1 6.8 6.1 4.6
Marcel Dionne 89.7 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.2 6.0
Eric Lindros 89.1 12.8 12.4 10.3 10.0 9.5 9.2 8.8 7.8 7.7 5.2
Pavel Datsyuk 88.8 12.6 11.5 10.5 9.8 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.3 5.7 3.4
Pierre Turgeon 88.4 12.0 10.2 9.7 9.1 8.7 8.6 7.5 6.7 5.4 1.9
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
Ilya Kovalchuk 12.0 11.2 11.0 10.6 10.5 10.3 9.0 7.8 6.8 6.1 3.3
Cy Denneny 94.2 9.2 9.1 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.2 3.0 2.3 0.2 -0.2
Peter Forsberg 90.3 13.6 11.0 10.8 10.1 10.0 10.0 8.0 7.4 5.4 5.4 5.0 1.6 -0.2
Pavel Datsyuk 88.8 12.6 11.5 10.5 9.8 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.7 3.4
Dany Heatley 88.1 13.4 12.9 11.6 11.0 10.6 8.8 7.3 6.8 6.3 2.9 2.0
Martin St. Louis 86.5 13.2 11.8 11.3 9.9 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.6 6.3 6.1 4.3 3.9 0.6 0.0
Ziggy Palffy 86.1 12.1 12.0 11.4 11.1 8.9 8.1 7.9 5.7 5.7 3.8 1.8 -0.3
Mike Bossy 86.0 14.1 13.3 12.0 11.5 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 9.7 6.6
Marian Gaborik 85.9 12.1 11.6 11.2 8.9 8.9 8.5 8.1 6.2 5.2 3.8 3.4 2.9
Marian Hossa 85.5 12.4 11.1 10.8 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.0 8.6 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.9 5.0 4.0 -0.1
Eric Lindros 84.8 12.8 12.4 10.3 10.0 9.5 9.2 8.8 7.8 7.7 5.2 3.7 2.1 2.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

August 22, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia) August 22, 2004.

February 4, 2010: Traded to New Jersey by Atlanta with Anssi Salmela and Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Jonathon Merrill) in 2010 Entry Draft for Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier and New Jersey's 1st (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, February 4, 2010.

September 15, 2012: Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), September 15, 2012.

July 11, 2013: Officially announced his retirement from the NHL, July 11, 2013.

July 15, 2013: Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), July 15, 2013.

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