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Alex Kovalev
Alex Kovalev
Right Wing
(koh-VAH-lehv, al-EHX)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Left
Born: 24 Feb 1973  (Age 41)
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia
Hometown: Togliatti, Russia
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Acquired: From NY Rangers on March 2, 2004 in return for Jozef Balej and a 2nd round draft pick in 2004
Drafted: NYR / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (15th overall)
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.