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Alexei Kovalev, a forward who most recently played with the Florida Panthers, has announced his retirement. Kovalev was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, first round, 15th overall. He became the first Russian born player to be drafted in the first round in the history of the NHL. Best known for his stickhandiling skills, dangling and wrist [...]
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