Alex Kovalev
Alex Kovalev
Right Wing
NUMBER: 27
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 222
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 24/02/1973
AGE: 41
BIRTHPLACE: Togliatti, RUS
DRAFTED: NYR: 1991-15 overall

2008-09:
Led the team in assists (8), points (10) and SOG (42) in Nov... Dec. leader for MTL in points (12) and +/- (+10 )... Named to the AS Game starting lineup as team captain and won Game MVP honours... Fired a team-high 39 SOG in Dec... Led all MTL forwards in TOI/G in Jan. (18:30), Feb. (18:13) and March (19:34)... Team-high 8 assists in Feb. (T-Markov)... Team's top goal scorer with 8 markers in March... Named 1st star of the week (ending April 5), leading the league with 9 points in 3 games...
2006-07: Ranked 2nd among Canadiens’ players in game-winning goals (5)… Had two 3-point games (October 28 vs Toronto – 0-3-3-; January 2 vs Tampa Bay – 1-2-3)… Had two straight 2-goal games and scored the winning goal in each of those games (March 24 vs Washington; March 27 vs NY Rangers)… Had a four-game point-scoring streak (from December 12 to 19 – 2-2-4)… Missed seven games with an elbow injury (from February 13 to February 24)… Missed two games with vertigo symptoms (March 13 and 16)… 2005-06: 33 points and 24 assists in PP during the regular season (1st - CH)… Led the team in scoring after the Turin Games (9-17-26)… Eight-game point-scoring streak (2-7-9 - from 03/09 to 03/23)…Won the November segment of the Molson Cup… Led the Canadiens with 4 goals and 7 points during the playoffs… Out of action from 11/15 through 12/17 (13 games - knee surgery)… 2003-04: 1st goal with the Canadiens on 03/20 (vs NJ)... Led the Canadiens with 6 goals in 11 playoff games and in scoring efficiency (20.7%)… 2002-03: Second career All-Star Game appearance... 10th career hat trick, on 01/25 vs Chicago... 2001-02: Ranked 1st on Penguins team in points (76), PPG (8) and PPP (22) ... Back-to-back hat tricks, 11/13 (NJ) and 11/14 (NYI)... 2000-01: Career-highs in goals (44 - 5th NHL), assists (51) and points (95 - 4th NHL)… Career-highs 12 PPG and 9 GWG ... February Player of the Month (11-9-20)... Selected as the NHL Player of the Week twice... Had 5 goals (2nd - PIT) and 10 pts (4th - PIT) in playoffs… 1999-00: Ranked 2nd on the team with 26 goals, 66 points and 26 PPP... Ranked 1st on team with 2 SHG and 5 SHP... 1998-99: 2nd on the Penguins in playoff scoring (10-5-7-12)… 1997-98: 3rd on Rangers team in points (53) and 1st in goals (23)... 1996-97:  Missed the final 37 games of the season (torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee -  01/08 vs TB)... 1995-96: 1st on Rangers in GWG (7), 3rd in goals (24) and 5th in points (58)... 1994-95: 7th in points (28) and 6th in goals (13)... 3rd on the team in playoff scoring... 1993-94:  Career-high 11-game point scoring streak (from 03/16 to 04/08 - 10-5-15)... 1st on the team with seven points (2-5) during the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Vancouver ... Seven-game point scoring streak over the first seven post-season games (4-7-11) ... Scored in each of the four Conference Quarter-Finals games against the Islanders.