In the National hockey League is coming to the end of the period of exchange. And finally there was the trade, the defendant was a Russian hockey player. But still a Olympic champion 2018 Ilya Kovalchuk. For the current season, he was replaced for the third club.
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Through the exchange between “Montreal” and “Washington” Kovalchuk appeared in the “Washington” where its partners will be longtime friend – the best sniper in the League in recent years, Alexander Ovechkin, and also Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov.
that Kovalchuk can become a partner Ovechkin one of the analysts, the NHL announced some time ago. The initiator of this exchange called Ovechkin, who wanted his friend became a partner and helped “to Washington” to fight for the Stanley Cup. And Ovechkin in Instagram direct has welcomed the transition of a new partner.
Commented on this exchange, the General Manager of “Washington” Brian McLellan, who was able to get a good striker for next to nothing in exchange, “capitals” gave a third round draft pick in 2020, and “Montreal” to the end of the season will pay half the salary of the player.
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“Ilya, a talented striker who, in our opinion, will provide additional depth and flexibility in attack. He is a very skilful forward, who will contribute to our attacking game,” said McLellan club’s press service.
ninetnum season for “Montreal” and “Los Angeles” Kovalchuk scored 22 points in 39 games. In total for career scoring 872 (442+430) points in 919 games.