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Ilya Kovalchuk | Winger | #17

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/15/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 230
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (1) / ATL
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Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly said on Russian television that he thinks this will be his final season with the KHL's St. Petersburg SKA.
Kovalchuk expressed a desire to return to the NHL for the 2018-19 campaign. He explored the idea of playing in the NHL next season, but it would have been complicated because the Devils still control his rights, which would have made a sign-and-trade necessary. Next summer he'll be an unrestricted free agent in the NHL so that obstacle won't exist. Additionally, by staying in the KHL for one more season he can then play in the Olympics where Russia will be a heavy favorite to win gold given that NHL players won't be able to participate. Jul 21 - 9:50 AM

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C1Travis Zajac
2Nico Hischier
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Blake Coleman
LW1Taylor Hall
2Brian Gibbons
3Miles Wood
4Jesper Bratt
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Damon Severson
2Andy Greene
3John Moore
4Will Butcher
5Ben Lovejoy
6Mirco Mueller
7Dalton Prout
8Sami Vatanen
9Steven Santini
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid