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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. Fri, Jul 21, 2017 09:50:00 AM

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3Patrick Maroon
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5Michael Grabner
6Miles Wood
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3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Jimmy Hayes
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2Damon Severson
3Will Butcher
4Andy Greene
5John Moore
6Mirco Mueller
7Ben Lovejoy
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid