Alex Kovalev
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 24/02/1973
DRAFTED: NYR: 1991-15 overall
WJC-A All-Star Team (1992) NHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2003, 2009) Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Harry York for Petr Nedved, Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger, November 25, 1998. 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. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for Jozef Balej and Montreal's 2nd round choice (Bruce Graham) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 6, 2009. Traded to Pittsburgh by Ottawa for Pittsburgh's 7th round choice (Ryan Dzingel) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 24, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), July 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida, January 18, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, March 21, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Visp (Swiss), June 10, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 3, 2014.

2009-10: Ranked fourth in team scoring with 49 points and third with 31 assists … Recorded 400th career goal against Carolina on Dec. 12 (4-2 win) … Recorded his first career four-goal game, 12th hat-trick, becoming the fifth Senator to do so, on Jan. 3 against Philadelphia (7-4 win). Also recorded assist, for a career-high five points in… Played his 1,200th career NHL game vs St. Louis on Jan. 21 (3-2 win) … Missed five games to injury and all six playoff games. 2008-09: Montreal’s top scorer with 65 points (26 goals, 39 assists) … Had 12 multi-point games … Named to all-star game starting lineup as team captain and won game MVP honours … Played in his 1,100th career NHL game against Calgary (12/9/08) … Recorded his 900th career NHL point against Philadelphia (12/18/08) … Had a point in three of four playoff games against Boston in the first round. 2007-08: Named to second NHL all-star team … Won the 2007-08 Canadiens Molson Cup, winning November through February … Led team in goals (35), assists (49), points (84) and plus-minus (+18) … Finished first in the NHL with 47 power-play points. 2006-07: Ranked second among Canadiens players in game-winning goals (5) … Had four-game point-scoring streak (December 12-19, 2 goals, 2 assists) … Missed seven games with elbow injury. 2005-06: Recorded team-leading 33 power-play points and 24 assists … Led the team in scoring after the Winter Olympics (9-17) … Eight-game point-scoring streak (2 goals, 7 assists) … Won Molson Cup for November… Led Canadiens with four goals and seven points during the playoffs … Out of action from Nov. 15 through Dec. 17 (13 games, knee surgery). 2003-04: First goal with the Canadiens against New Jersey (20/3/03) … Led the Canadiens with six goals in 11 playoff games. 2002-03: Second career all-star game appearance … Tenth career hat trick against Chicago (25/1/03). 2001-02: Ranked first on Penguins team in points (76), power-play goals (8) and power-play points (22) … Had back-to-back hat tricks: vs New Jersey (13/11/01) and NY Islanders (13/11/01). 2000-01: Recorded career highs in goals (44, 5th NHL), assists (51) and points (95, 4th NHL) … Had career highs 12 power-play goals and nine game-winning goals … February player of the month (11 goals, 9 assists) … Selected NHL player of the week twice … Had five goals (2nd,Pittsburgh) and 10 pts (4th,Pittsburgh) in playoffs. 1999-2000: Ranked second on the team with 26 goals, 66 points and 26 power-play points … Ranked first on team with two shorthanded goals and five shorthanded points. 1998-99: Was second on Penguins in playoff scoring (10 games, 5 goals, 7 assists). 1997-98: Was third on N.Y. Rangers in points (53) and first in goals (23). 1996-97: Missed the final 37 games of season due to injury. 1995-96: Was first on Rangers in game-winning goals (7), third in goals (24) and fifth in points (58). 1994-95: Was seventh in points (28) and sixth in goals (13) … Third on the team in playoff scoring. 1993-94: Had a career-high 11-game point-scoring streak (10 goals, 5 assists) … Was first on the team with seven points (2-5) during the Stanley Cup final against Vancouver … Seven-game point-scoring streak over the first seven post-season games (4 goals, 7 assists) … Scored in each of the four conference quarter-final games against the Islanders.