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19. Alex Kovalev

19. Alex Kovalev

Alex Kovalev played 365 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he would first arrive when he was traded from the New York Rangers in November of 1998.  The Russian Right Winger would score 95 Points in 2000-01, which would be a career-high.  Kovalev followed that with a 76 Point campaign and then would have 64 Points in 54 Games before he was traded back to the Rangers.

Kovalev returned for 20 Games when the Pens traded for him (from Ottawa) in 2011, but he would leave after the playoffs for the KHL.  

Overall, Kovalev scored 354 Points in 365 Games for Pittsburgh.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Rangers with Harry York for Petr Nedved, Chris Tamer and Sean Pronger 11/25/98.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the New York Rangers with Mike Wilson, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture for Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson 2/10/03.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Ottawa Senators for Pittsburgh’s 2011 7th Round Pick (which would be Ryan Dzingel 2/24/11.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent by the Florida Panthers 1/18/03.
  • Games Played: 365
  • Notable Statistics: 151 Goals
    203 Assists
    354 Points
    373 PIM
    0.97 PPG
    +11 Plus/Minus
    38.0 Point Shares
    30 Points in 46 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2001 & 2003*)

    *Kovalev was traded to the New York Rangers this season

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