Kowarchuk signs a two-year contract with KHL’s Avangard – NHL Sports

Ilya Kowalchuk signed a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the Continental Hockey League on Saturday. The financial terms have not been disclosed.

The 37-year-old forward, an unlimited free agent, scored 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 46 NHL games with Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens and the Los Angeles Kings last season.

Kowarchuk scored 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 7 games after being traded from Montreal to Washington on February 23. He won one assist in eight Stanley Cup playoffs. Capitals lost to the New York Islanders in five games in the first round of the Best of 7 Eastern Conference.

He scored 13 points (6 goals, 13 assists) in 22 games against the Canadiens, who claimed exemption from the Kings on January 3. Kowalchuk scored 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 17 games against Kings last season. And he was unconditionally exempt and had a healthy scratch in the last 18 games before the contract was terminated by Los Angeles on December 17, 2019.He signed a three-year $ 18.75 million contract with Kings on July 1, 2018, after five seasons (2013-18) with KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg, including winning the Gagarin Cup twice. I did (2015, 2017). After returning to the NHL, Kowarchuk scored 60 points (26 goals, 34 assists) in 110 games.

Kovalchuk, who was ranked number one by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2001 NHL Draft, scored 876 points (443 goals, 433 assists) in a 926 NHL game with the Thrashers, New Jersey Devils, Kings, Canadians and Capitals, 28 points. (11 goals, 17 assists) 40 playoff games. He scored 52 goals in 2005-06 and 2007-08 and has at least 40 goals in 6 seasons. He scored 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) and helped the Devil’s reach the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, where he lost to the Kings in six games.

A member of the 2011-12 NHL First All-Star Team and the 2003-04 Second All-Star Team, Kowarchuk won the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2003-04 and won the league lead 41 (Rick Nash, Jaro Meijinla). ).Kowarchuk won the bronze medal with Russia at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the gold medal with Olympic athletes from Russia at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. He scored 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 6 games and was selected as a tournament MVP.

– NHL Sports

Kowarchuk signs a two-year contract with KHL’s Avangard Kowarchuk signs a two-year contract with KHL’s Avangard

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