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Kovalev goes to the senators for a rumored $10M

at 18:14 - 6th, July 2009
good riddance. i liked this guy two seasons ago when he decided to play. this year, though he lead the team in scoring, it wasn't enough. waste of money for the canadiens. next is koivu.

Kovel goes to ottawa



The Ottawa Senators signed 36-year-old right wing Alex Kovalev, a 16-year NHL veteran who's spent the last five seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, to a two-year contract on Monday.

General Manager Bryan Murray did not release financial terms, but TSN is reporting that the deal is worth $10 million over two years.

Kovalev led the Canadiens in goals (26) and points (65) in 78 games in 2008-09. He had 2 goals and 1 assist in four playoff games, capping an up-and-down stint in Montreal. His best season with the Canadiens was 2007-08, when he scored 35 goals, added 49 assists, was named a Second-Team All-Star and helped lead the Habs to their first division title since 1992-93.

The native of Togliatti, Russia, has played 1,151 NHL regular-season games, scoring 394 goals and adding 547 assists for 941 points with 1,200 penalty minutes. Kovalev has 44 goals and 54 assists for 98 points in 116 playoff games.

In 1993-94, his second season in the NHL, Kovalev had 9 goals, 12 assists and 18 penalty minutes during 23 playoff games to help the New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years.

Kovalev was chosen by the Rangers with the 15th pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Pittsburgh on Nov. 25, 1998, along with Harry York for Petr Nedved, Sean Pronger and Chris Tamer. Pittsburgh sent Kovalev back to the Rangers on Feb. 10, 2003, along with Dan LaCouture, Janne Laukkanen and Mike Wilson for Mikael Samuelsson, Rico Fata, Joel Bouchard and Richard Lintner. On March 13, 2004, he was traded to Montreal for Jozef Balej and a second-round selection in the 2004 draft.

Kovalev is a three-time NHL All-Star and was the MVP of the 2009 game at Montreal in January. He has represented his country internationally eight times during his career, winning gold medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics and 1992 World Junior championship, and bronze at the 2002 Olympics.

source (nhl.com)

this is what nhl.com said about kovalev on their website in the free agents section
Signed with Ottawa: Kovalev's offensive numbers dropped significantly from 2007-08, when he led the Canadiens to first place in the East. At 36 he still can be a dominant offensive force, but potential suitors have to wonder if he'll bring his "A" game every night.

source (nhl.com)

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News comment 1 | User comment 370 | 13:34 - 7th, Jul 2009


Yup. Calamari stole his spot 'cause he waited too long. But if he wants to play until he's 50, then the Sens are holding him for 2 years and then he can come back here ;D Ya riiiiight.

I'm going to try and see the development camp on Saturday (10am...in Brossard) since they're having a mini all-prospects game.

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