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Kovalev certainly had some moves, watch four minutes worth of them...
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With the 15th pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers made Alexei Kovalev the first ever Russian player to be selected in the first round.* I went overboard with links, mainly because I'm not sure when I'll get to write about one of my favorite childhood players again. So please forgive me. Also, feel free to pre-check the URL's first, I promise they'...
from Martin Merk of IIHF.com,
Long-time Russian national team player Alexei Kovalyov, 41, calls it a career after 24 years in professional hockey.
“Unfortunately I have to retire because of my injuries,” he told TV channel Kanal9 at a camp in Leukerbad.
Kovalyov represented Russia and the Soviet Union at several occasions and won Olympic gold in Albertville 1992...
Via Puck Daddy:
“Alexei Kovalev has retired from professional hockey, leading many hockey fans to proclaim, “ALEXEI KOVALEV WAS STILL PLAYING?!”
Yes he was, in fact: He played for a second-tier Swiss team called EHC Visp and had 70 points in 59 games in leading them to the National League B championship.“
Kovalev gave us a bunch of great memories as a Penguin. KLS Line Forever...