Ilya Kovalchuk is a Russian ice hockey player who is still playing in different leagues, including the RSL, AHL, and NHL. Representing the Russian national team, he won a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics. This article will disclose all about his career history, family, and net earnings.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s Net Worth Right Now
Ilya started his professional hockey career in 1999, and he is still pursuing his career in the field of ice hockey. As of now, Ilya Kovalchuk’s net worth is $60 million. His glorious career in the field of ice hockey made him a wealthy man. He has yet to announce his retirement. Apart from his hockey career, he is also connected to politics. He is a member of Alexander Ovechkin’s Putin team.
Year-by-year career earnings:
|2018-2019||Los Angeles Kings||$8.5 Million|
|2019-2020||Los Angeles Kings||$6 Million|
|2019-2020||Washington Capitals||$0.15 Million|
|2019-2020||Montreal Canadiens||$0.54 Million|
|2020-2021||Los Angeles Kings||$4.25 Million|
Height and Weight
Ilya Kovalchuk stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 227 pounds. He is 38 years now. In the field of ice hockey, his position is left-wing. He has worn jersey number 17 throughout his entire ice hockey career.
Family and Early Life
Ilya Kovalchuk was born on April 15, 1983, in Kalinin, Russian SFSR. His full name is Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk. His father, Valeri Kovalchuk, was a basketball coach and his mother, Luba Kovalchuk, was a housewife.
At the beginning of his career, he played ice hockey at the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Vysshaya Liga club Spartak Moscow.
|Full Name:||Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk|
|Father Name:||Valeri Kovalchuk (Basketball coach)|
|Mother Name:||Luba Kovalchuk|
|Birth:||April 15, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Kalinin, Russian SFSR|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
|Height:||6 feet 3 Inches|
|Current Age:||38 years|
Ilya Kovalchuk’s Contracts and NHL Teams
In his professional career, he represented the Atlanta Thrashers, Ak Bars Kazan, Khimik Moscow Oblast, New Jersey Devils, SKA Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, and Avangard Omsk.
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The Atlanta Thrashers drafted him first in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played with this team till 2010. Then he became part of the New Jersey Devils through a trade deal. He stayed with this team until 2013. From 2013 to 2018, he spent his career time with the SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL). In 2018, he returned to the NHL and signed a contract with the Los Angeles Kings. He played for this team from 2018 to 2019. In 2020, he signed with the Montreal Canadiens, and through a trade deal, he became a member of the Washington Capitals. In the following season, he returned to the KHL and signed with Avangard Omsk.
Olympics & World Championship
- 2018 Winter Olympics in Russia
- 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada
- 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland
- 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany
- 2015 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships
- 2005 IIHF World Championship in Austria
- 2007 IIHF World Championship in Russia
- 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships in Finland
- 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia
- 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships in Finland
- 2000 IIHF World U18 Championships in Switzerland
Success and Awards
Ilya Kovalchuk achieved success both at the national and international levels.
- His RSL and KHL career recognitions include
- KHL All-Star Game (in 2013, 2014, and 2015)
- Gagarin Cup winner with SKA Saint Petersburg (in 2015 and 2017)
- 2015 Gagarin Cup playoffs MVP
- 2021 Gagarin Cup winner with Avangard Omsk
He was part of the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2002. He was named to the NHL’s first all-star team in 2012. In 2004, he inserted his name into the NHL Second All-Star Team. He became the MVP of the 2002 NHL YoungStars Game. He played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2004, 2008, and 2009. Ilya scored the most goals (41*) in the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in the 2003–04 NHL season. In the 2003–04 NHL season, he won the Kharlamov Trophy as the best Russian player in the league. In the 2011–12 NHL season, he became the NHL leader in shootout goals. He became the goal-scoring leader in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, he won the Prince of Wales Trophy with the New Jersey Devils.
He holds the record for most shootout goals in a single season (11) (2011–12). He has the record for most game-deciding shootout goals in a single season (7) (2011–12). The Atlanta Thrashers franchise single-season goal total, 52 (2005–06, 2007–08), belongs to this man.
Successful International Career
At the 2002 Winter Olympics (Ice Hockey), he won the Bronze Medal. He won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics (Ice Hockey). He was named the MVP of the 2018 Winter Olympics (Ice Hockey).
Ilya won the gold medal in the 2008 and 2009 World Championships. He was named MVP of the 2009 World Championship, Best Forward of the 2009 World Championship, Leading Scorer of the 2010 World Championship, and Goal Scoring Leader of the 2013 World Championship.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s Wife and Kids
Ilya Kovalchuk married Nicole Andrazajtis in 2008 at the Church of Dormition in Russia. His wife, Andrazajtis, is a Russian singer.
They have four children. They are daughters, Karolina Kovalchuk and Eva Kovalchuk, born in 2006 and 2015. Their sons, Philipp Kovalchuk and Artem Kovalchuk were born in 2009 and 2010.
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