If reports are true, Alex Kovalev's NHL career could be over.
The website Sports Express is reporting Kovalev has agreed to a two-year contract with Atlant Mytishchi of the Kontinental Hockey League. The 38-year-old Kovalev will be 40 when that contract expires.
Kovalev has played for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators during his 17-year career. He was most recently with the Penguins for a second stint after he was dealt by the Senators at the trade deadline.It really sucks when the players that you grew up watching as a kid continue to either retire or leave the NHL. My best memories of Kovalev are when he was a young, ridiculously skillful winger just breaking into the NHL. As a 10 year old I'd watch Kovalev dazzle not only the fans but also other players on the ice as he took on players and not only stickhandled past them once, but twice! He was part of the 1994 Stanley Cup New York Rangers team and for that I will always be grateful.
Good luck in the KHL Alexei, it was a pleasure watching you. When he got that puck there were times when he was a joy to watch and had some jaw dropping moves. I'll remember the good times.
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