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Andrei Kovalenko

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Height  5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Role  Ice hockey player
Positions  Winger
Name  Andrei Kovalenko
Weight  103 kg
Playing career  1987–2008
Career end  2008
Shot  Left
Career start  1987

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Born  June 7, 1970 (age 45) Balakovo, Soviet Union (1970-06-07)
National team  Russia  Unified Team &  Soviet Union
NHL Draft  148th overall, 1990 Quebec Nordiques
Played for  Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, HC CSKA Moscow
Similar People  Valeri Kamensky, Pavel Bure, Alexei Zhamnov, Alexei Gusarov, Boris Mironov

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Andrei Nikolaevich Kovalenko (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Коваленко; born June 7, 1970) is a retired professional ice hockey forward. He played in the National Hockey League with the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins. He is currently the chairman of the Kontinental Hockey League players association (KHL PA).


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Playing career

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Kovalenko was drafted 148th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques while playing in Russia for HC CSKA Moscow.

He was traded from the Colorado Avalanche to the Montreal Canadiens with Jocelyn Thibault and Martin Ručínský for Patrick Roy and Mike Keane.

In 1996, he scored the final goal in the history of the Montreal Forum, the fourth in a 4–1 victory over the Dallas Stars.

In 1999, he scored the first goal in the history of the RBC Center as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4–2 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Kovalenko has not played in the National Hockey League since 2000–01 with the Boston Bruins, and has spent the last four years playing in the Russian Super League. In 2004–05, Kovalenko split time between Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and Avangard Omsk.

Nicknamed "The Tank" by his teammates because of his immovable presence from the goal crease.

Awards and achievements

  • Soviet championship: 1989 (with CSKA)
  • European Ice Hockey Cup: 1990 (with CSKA)
  • Russian championship: 2002 (with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
  • Russian championship: 2003 (with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
  • European Champions Cup: 2005 (with Avangard)
  • Pajulahti Cup: 2006 (with Severstal)
  • References

    Andrei Kovalenko Wikipedia

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