STICKHANDLING with ALEXEI KOVALEV
WED. | APRIL 19th, 2023 | Newburgh, NY
ABOUT ALEXEI KOVALEV
Kovalev became the first player born in Russia to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft when the New York Rangers took him with the No. 15 pick in 1991, and he was known for his stickhandling, passing and superb wrist shot during a 19-season career.
He joined the Rangers in 1992-93, taking on a bigger role in 1993-94, contributing in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Rangers win their first championship since 1940. We would go on to play 19 seasons in the NHL with NYR, PIT, MTL, OTT and FLA.
After his retirement from the NHL in 2014, Kovalev continued his career through various coaching and executive roles.