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Ilya Kovalchuk
Ilya Kovalchuk
Left Wing
(Koh-vahl CHUK, ILL yuh)
Number: 17
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Right
Born: 15 Apr 1983  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Tver, Russia
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Acquired: Selected in the first round, first overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: ATL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
Has points in 3 straight games Apr. 21-25 (current, 1g-3a-4pts) with 1g-1a-2pts Apr. 25 vs. Pit. (GWG), PPA on GWG Apr. 23 vs. Mtl. &  1a Apr. 21 at NYR...Returned to lineup Apr. 20 vs. Fla.;  missed 11 contests Mar. 25-Apr. 18 (shoulder)...Posted season-high 6-game point-scoring stretch Feb. 7-16 (3g-7a-10pts)…Also had points in 5 straight Mar. 5-13 (3g-3a-6pts), 4 straight Jan. 19-27 (2g-3a-5pts); as well as 3 straight twice & back-to-back once…Recorded 5 multiple-point games, including season-high 3a/pts Feb. 15 vs. Phi. &  2g Mar. 9 at Car…Also has 2 1g-1a games & 1 2a effort…Leads NHL with career-high 4 SHG…Appeared in his 800th career NHL game/posted assist Mar. 2 at Buf.;  reached 800pt mark with PPA Feb. 16 at NYI...Stats include 14th career OT goal Jan. 25 vs. Wsh...Notched 18g-23a-41pts in 35 games with StP. (KHL)...2011-12:  Named to NHL 1st All-Star Team…Led Devils with 37g, 83pts &  10 PPG;  point-total was 5th in NHL…Established NHL record with 7 GDG.

2008-09 Season Notes
* Registered points in six straight games from 3/20-4/1, posting 11 points (5g, 6a)
* Recorded 47 points (26g, 21a) in 35 games since being named captain on Jan. 11
* Enters tonight's game with goals in 17 of his last 25 games (21g)
* Recorded 15 points (6g, 9a) during his seven-game point streak from 2/24-3/10
* Named the NHL's First Star of the Month for February

2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 3, 2/15 at ANA
Assists: 3, 2/28 vs. CAR
Points: 5, 2/28 vs. CAR (2g, 3a) (T-career high)
Shots: 8, 1/16 vs. TOR
PIM: 9, 11/25 at TOR
Plus/Minus: +3 (2x), last 2/28 vs. CAR
TOI: 27:59, 2/26 at WSH