Ilya Kovalchuk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ilya Kovalchuk to reportedly sign with Rangers, returning to NHL after 5-year absence

    CBS Sports "Half a decade after returning to Russia to play in the KHL, it looks like Ilya Kovalchuk is primed for an NHL comeback. Kovalchuk, who signed with the Atlanta Thrashers prior to the 2001 season and played through the 2012-13 season, ending his career with the Devils, will reportedly be signing..." April 09

  • Ilya Kovalchuk intends to play in NHL next season

    Sportsnet "Former NHL star and 2001 first overall pick Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly intends to end his time in the KHL and return to the NHL next season. According to Russian hockey journalist Igor Eronko, Kovalchuk wants to play in the NHL for at least two more seasons. He will be an unrestricted free agent..." April 08

  • Russian ice hockey star Kovalchuk tells 'clean' athletes to go to Olympics

    Reuters "Russian ice hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk on Tuesday told his country’s clean athletes to make sure they took part in the 2018 Pyeongchang winter Olympics if they satisfied strict conditions that showed they had a doping-free background. He was speaking after the International Olympic Committee..." December 06