Have you heard the new batch of rumors swirling around Ilya Kovalchuk? Summarized, it reconnects the New Jersey Devils with Kovalchuk in the very near future. The odds are extremely poor that it would ever happen, but that hasn’t prevented the rumors from persisting.
Kovalchuk returning for the 2014-15 season is basically impossible and would require the consent of all of the other...
Ilya Kovalchuk surprisingly bolted from the NHL this summer, retiring from the New Jersey Devils and signing with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League in his native Russia.
It seems Kovalchuk didn't bring any of that American tendency to disagree with the government back to his homeland. Asked about Russia's vague -- but not so vaguely threatening -- anti...
Russian team SKA St. Petersburg says it has signed forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a four-year contract.
Last week, Kovalchuk walked away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract with the New Jersey Devils.
SKA did not disclose the terms of the deal with Kovalchuk in its statement Monday. SKA president Gennady Timchenko described the 30-year-old Kovalchuk as a ''real leader...
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July 15, 2013
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN?
After his abrupt early retirement from the NHL last week and departure for Russia's KHL, the former Devils left winger's sister spoke out about her brother's plans for a possible return to the United States.
Almost nine years ago when the NHL was shut down for a season-ending lockout, I traveled nearly 6,000 miles to the Republic of Tatarstan to catch up to and write about Ilya Kovalchuk, once the star for the Atlanta Thrashers (now Winnepeg Jets).
A number of things stick out from that trip: The minus-16-degree Celsius temperatures in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan where Kovalchuk...
Ilya Kovalchuk retired from the NHL Thursday in shocking fashion. Adding salt to the wound will be the cap benefit recapture penalties the team now faces. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world Thursday afternoon when he formally announced his retirement from the NHL. The 30-year-old Russian winger signed...
Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring for the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils star forward who made waves in 2010 by signing a 15-year, $100 million contract, made the stunning announcement on Thursday.
"This decision was something I have thought about for a long time going back to the lockout and spending the year in Russia," Kovalchuk said in a statement. "Though I decided to...
Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world Thursday afternoon when he announced he was hanging up his skates.
The New Jersey Devils forward announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday at the age of 30. In doing so, Kovalchuk left $77 million on the table, as he still has 12 years left on a $100 million deal.
Kovalchuk would have made $34.1 million combined over the next three...
Just three years after signing a massive 15-year, $100 million deal with the Devils, Ilya Kovalchuk has shocked the NHL world by deciding to hang up his skates.