Did Ilya Kovalchuk retire?

2013: Kovalchuk walks away Just three years into his massive 15-year pact, Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world when he announced his retirement from the NHL in favour of returning home to Russia to play in the KHL. He left 12 years and $77 million behind and was placed on the NHL’s voluntary retirement list.

Where did Kovalchuk go?

After 22 games with the Canadiens, Kovalchuk was traded on 23 February 2020 to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Why did Kovalchuk leave the NHL?

Stating a desire to return home to Russia, New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk on Thursday announced his retirement from the NHL. “This decision was something I have thought about for a long time going back to the lockout and spending the year in Russia,” Kovalchuk said in a statement released by the team.

How old is Kovalchuk?

38 years (April 15, 1983)
Ilya Kovalchuk/Age

Is Ilya Kovalchuk still getting paid?

The league put cap recapture systems in place to avoid these situations, which has the Devils still paying $250,000 a year on the salary cap to this Kovalchuk contract. Under the old deal, the Devils would have paid him $11.5 million for the third and fourth seasons of the deal.

What is the longest NHL contract?

Ilya Kovalchuk
NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils turned a 32-game test drive into the longest contract in NHL history. The high-scoring Russian forward smiled throughout Tuesday’s news conference, one day after he agreed to a staggering 17-year, US$102-million deal with the Devils.

Does Ilya Kovalchuk have a Stanley Cup?

TORONTO — It has been eight years since Ilya Kovalchuk played in the NHL’s postseason. Slotting in on the third line of a playoff-tested team and a recent Stanley Cup champion after he was acquired ahead of the trade deadline from the Montreal Canadiens, Kovalchuk has high hopes for the 2020 postseason.

What team does Ilya Kovalchuk?

Avangard Omsk#17 / Left wing
Ilya Kovalchuk/Current teams

What is Ilya Kovalchuk salary?

700,000 USD (2020)
Ilya Kovalchuk/Salary
Current Contract Ilya Kovalchuk signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Montreal Canadiens, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000.

How much did Ilya Kovalchuk make in the KHL?

He signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Kings on July 1, 2018, after five seasons (2013-18) with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, which included winning the Gagarin Cup twice (2015, 2017).