Ilya Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after 5 years away

NHL News


MOSCOW — Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL this summer and play there for “several more years.”

Kovulchuk, who is playing for SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League, walked out on the New Jersey Devils in 2013 to return to Russia, where he has since won two KHL titles and an Olympic gold medal last month in Pyeongchang.

His goal is to try again to win a Stanley Cup so he can match Russian teammate Pavel Datsyuk, who has won an Olympic gold medal, world championship and a Stanley Cup title.

“[If I don’t try again], I won’t forgive myself for it when I get older,” Kovulchuk told Russian state sports channel Match TV.

Kovalchuk said he’d “examine offers” from the NHL this summer after the KHL season.



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Carolina Hurricanes’ Coach Bill Peters Failing Upward?
Can the New Jersey Devils Avoid First-Round Elimination?
Five Players Fighting for a Future
Stations Casinos giving out free bets on Golden Knights to win Stanley Cup
Andre Burakovsky of Washington Capitals to have surgery, out rest of first round

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *