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Alex Kovalev
Alex Kovalev
Right Wing
(AL-ehx koh-VAH-lehv)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Left
Born: 24 Feb 1973
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia
Hometown: Togliatti, Russia
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Ottawa (7/6/09)
Drafted: NYR / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (15th overall)

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.