Alexei Kovalev a.k.a. "Alex Kovalyov"

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    6'2" / 187 cm
  • Weight
    223 lbs / 101 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Son: Nikita Kovalev
Alexei Kovalev is a world class stick- and puck-handler. Can easily beat defenders in tight space with his terrific one-on-one moves in combination with his great and smooth skill-set. He is an elegant skater, but has lost a step or two over the years, although he’s still moves forward in an effective way. His wrist shot is hard and accurate and Alexei Kovalev has excellent vision and playmaking abilities. He knows exactly which games count and which not; however, critics have questioned his work ethic throughout his career. (by Rafik Soliman, November 2013)

Team Staff profile of Alexei Kovalev also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Dynamo Moskva Soviet 1 0 0 0 0 |
Soviet Union U18 EJC-18 6 4 3 7 6 |
1990-91 Dynamo Moskva Soviet 18 1 2 3 4 |
Dynamo Moskva-2 Soviet3 21 16 9 25 20 |
Soviet Union U18 EJC-18 6 8 3 11 22 |
1991-92 Dynamo Moskva Soviet 26 16 8 24 16 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 4
Dynamo Moskva-2 Soviet3 4 5 0 5 12 |
CIS U20 WJC-20 7 5 5 10 2 14 |
Unified Team OG 8 1 2 3 14 |
Russia WC 6 0 1 1 0 |
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 65 20 18 38 79 -10 |
Binghamton Rangers AHL 13 13 11 24 35 12 | Playoffs 9 3 5 8 14
1993-94 New York Rangers NHL 76 23 33 56 154 18 | Playoffs 23 9 12 21 18 5
1994-95 Lada Togliatti Russia 12 8 8 16 49 |
New York Rangers NHL 48 13 15 28 30 -6 | Playoffs 10 4 7 11 10 2
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 81 24 34 58 98 5 | Playoffs 11 3 4 7 14 0
Russia WCup 5 2 1 3 8 |
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 45 13 22 35 42 11 |
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 73 23 30 53 44 -22 |
Russia WC 6 5 2 7 14 |
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 14 3 4 7 12 -6 |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 20 26 46 37 8 | Playoffs 10 5 7 12 14 0
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 26 40 66 94 -3 | Playoffs 11 1 5 6 10 -1
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 44 51 95 96 12 | Playoffs 18 5 5 10 16 -2
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 32 44 76 80 2 |
Russia OG 6 3 1 4 4 6 |
Russia (all) International 6 3 1 4 4 6 |
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 54 27 37 64 50 -11 |
New York Rangers NHL 24 10 3 13 20 2 |
2003-04 New York Rangers NHL 66 13 29 42 54 -5 |
Montréal Canadiens NHL 12 1 2 3 12 -4 | Playoffs 11 6 4 10 8 2
Russia “C” WCup 4 2 1 3 4 |
2004-05 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 35 10 12 22 80 -2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 8 -2
Russia EHT 8 3 2 5 12 |
Russia “C” WC 9 3 4 7 16 6 |
2005-06 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 69 23 42 65 76 -1 | Playoffs 6 4 3 7 4 3
Russia “C” OG 8 4 2 6 4 4 |
2006-07 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 73 18 29 47 78 -19 |
2007-08 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 82 35 49 84 70 18 | Playoffs 12 5 6 11 8 -4
2008-09 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 78 26 39 65 74 -5 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 2 0
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 18 31 49 54 -8 |
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 54 14 13 27 28 -9 |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 2 5 7 16 3 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 10 -3
2011-12 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 22 1 5 6 16 -13 |
2012-13 Florida Panthers NHL 14 2 3 5 6 -1 |
2013-14 EHC Visp “A” NLB 44 22 30 52 82 | Playoffs 11 7 8 15 37
EHC Visp NLA Q - - - - - | Qualification 4 0 2 2 6 -1
2014-15 Did not play |
2015-16 Did not play |
2016-17 EHC Visp NLB 11 3 7 10 24 3 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Dynamo Moskva Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0 |
Dynamo Moskva Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |
1991-92 CIS Nissan Cup 2 2 0 2 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2016-17 EHC Visp NLB Sports Manager
Visp U20 Elite Jr. B Development Coach
2018-19 Kunlun Red Star KHL Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 13 13 11 24 1.85 35 12 | 9 3 5 8 0.89 14 0
EHT 8 3 2 5 0.63 12 0 |
EJC-18 12 12 6 18 1.50 28 0 |
Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
International 6 3 1 4 0.67 4 6 |
KHL 22 1 5 6 0.27 16 -13 |
NHL 1316 430 599 1029 0.78 1304 -31 | 123 45 55 100 0.81 114 2
Nissan Cup 2 2 0 2 1.00 0 0 |
NLA Q 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 4 0 2 2 0.50 6 -1
NLB 55 25 37 62 1.13 106 3 | 11 7 8 15 1.36 37 0
OG 22 8 5 13 0.59 22 10 |
Russia 47 18 20 38 0.81 129 -2 | 4 0 0 0 0.00 8 -2
Soviet 45 17 10 27 0.60 20 0 | 7 1 1 2 0.29 4 0
Soviet3 25 21 9 30 1.20 32 0 |
Super Series 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
WC 21 8 7 15 0.71 30 6 |
WCup 9 4 2 6 0.67 12 0 |
WJC-20 7 5 5 10 1.43 2 14 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/18/2016
10/18/2016 Confirmed No team Visp
07/03/2014
07/03/2014 Confirmed Visp Retired
06/10/2013
06/10/2013 Confirmed Florida Panthers Visp
01/18/2013
01/18/2013 Confirmed No team Florida Panthers
07/29/2011
07/29/2011 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Atlant Mytishchi
02/24/2011
02/24/2011 Confirmed Ottawa Senators Pittsburgh Penguins
07/06/2009
07/06/2009 Confirmed Montréal Canadiens Ottawa Senators
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Ak Bars Kazan

Cult/Star player for Binghamton Rangers

Cult/Star player for Montréal Canadiens

Cult/Star player for New York Rangers

Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins

Cult/Star player for Russia

Cult/Star player for Visp

Career transactions
- 2011-07-29 • Signed to a two-year contract by Atlant Mytishchi
- 2011-02-23 • Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2011 7th round pick (Ryan Dzingel)
- 2009-07-06 • Signed to a two-year contract by the Ottawa Senators
- 2005-08-03 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by the Montreal Canadiens
- 2004-11-03 • Signed to a lockout contract by Ak Bars Kazan
- 2004-03-02 • Traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Jozef Balej & a 2004 2nd round pick (Brandon Dubinsky)
- 2003-08-13 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 2003-02-10 • Traded to the New York Rangers with Dan LaCouture, Janne Laukkanen & Mike Wilson for Mikael Samuelsson, Rico Fata, Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner & cash
- 1998-11-25 • Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Harry York for Petr Nedved, Sean Pronger & Chris Tamer