Ilya Kovalchuk#17 • LW
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'3
- Weight: 222 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 12 years
- Birthdate: Apr 15, 1983 (36 years)
- Birthplace: Tver, RUS
- Drafted: Drafted by Atlanta in 2001 (1/1).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2018.
|Has awesome offensive instincts and a tremendous shot. Can blow by people with superior skating ability. Can dominate in one-on-one situations with defenders. Is capable of playing the point on power plays. Has added more versatility in his game with time. Does not use his linemates effectively enough, though he has improved. Is now always prepared for opponents when they bear down on him. Is not very good in the defensive zone. Has a history of occasional moodiness, which hurts both himself and his team.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Excellent, veteran sniper.|
|NHL||Maurice "Rocket" Richard||2003-04 (shared with Rick Nash and Jarome Iginla)|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2011-12|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02|
|NHL||NHL YoungStars Game MVP||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09, 2007-08, 2003-04|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2002 (Russia)|