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[Signing] Alex Kovalev To Swiss 2nd Division


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Not the biggest news ever but in case anyone is interested, "Retired" former 1300+ NHL player Alex(ei) Kovalev has signed a contract with EHC Visp in the Swiss 2nd Division (NLB).

I have watched a few games in Visp and the atmosphere is awesome, beautiful city too!

Official news in German:


Terrible English Google translation:

10.06.2013: Transfer coup in Valais

The EHC Visp Sports AG announced today Monday 10th June 2013 transfer of a true bomb. Alex Kovalev a player signs with the predicate for world-class in the Valais. The 24 February 1973 was one of the first Russian-born EX-USSR players who have won in the 1993/94 season the Stanley Cup (New York Rangers). In his career, he wore a long time the Captain-responsibility in the Russian national team, with whom he inter alia won Olympic gold in Albertville. When the Montreal Canadians for years he was assistant captain. In 1316 NHL games Alex Kovalev scored no less than 1029 points (430 goals and 599 assists). Last season he rushed even for the Florida Panthers in the NHL.

Alex Kovalev is regarded as a technically gifted player of international hockey. His game summary and conclusion of its strengths are particularly noteworthy. Alex Kovalev is 1.87 big for 100 kilos and has a good physical condition.

In Valais, Alex Kovalev is on and taking off the ice an important role model and leader function. The commitment of Alex Kovalev was also part of the new strategic direction of the EHC Visp and the intensification of cooperation in the youth and young researchers with the HC Sierre completed. Not least the young players of the first team of the EHC Visp to learn from the experience of Alex Kovalev and benefit for the future. Alex Kovalev intends medium in Valais, an international hockey school for talented young building.

Last weekend, the leaders of the EHC Visp have taken to define Sports AG with Alex Kovalev, who traveled to Valais to the negotiations in New York especially, in the form of information and exchange of ideas and a common future goals. Both parties agreed on a one-year contract with option of one-sided pages of EHC Visp Sports AG for the 2014/15 season.

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Lol at the translation .... no idea what happened to this guy. He was so soooo ggifted. I still remember when he undressed team USA and Esche in the Olympics.

The EHC Visp Sports AG announced today Monday 10th June 2013 transfer of a true bomb

True bomb loooll

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