Alex Kovalev

#27RW,
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Born:
Birth Place: Togliatti, USSR
Draft: 1991 1st round (15th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • NBC Sports

    Could Larry Robinson be joining the Florida Panthers?

    Last week, it was revealed that with his contract about to expire, Larry Robinson would not return to the San Jose Sharks. Robinson, a six-time Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens as a player, was the Sharks’ director of player development. Given the comments his agent, Donnie Cape, made to the Montreal Gazette a few days ago, Robinson still wants to work for an NHL club — just not behind the bench as a coach.

  • NBC Sports

    Report: Panthers will indeed ask for permission to speak with Housley after Stanley Cup Final

    When it comes to finding a new head coach, the Florida Panthers continue to wait for the dust to settle in the Stanley Cup playoffs. According to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel on Sunday, citing an interview on NBC Sports Final, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon will indeed wait until after the championship series is decided to ask the Predators for permission to speak with Housley. There had been conflicting reports earlier this month about whether the Panthers were done waiting for the playoffs to end before they advanced their search for a new coach.

  • The Panthers and the 1999 Expansion Draft
    Litter Box Cats

    The Panthers and the 1999 Expansion Draft

    With the expansion draft to stock the new Vegas Golden Knights quickly approaching, let’s take a look back at the second of the three previous occasions the Florida Panthers lost players to NHL newcomers. The Panthers were born in 1993 and enjoyed a pretty successful five-season run before the league decided to add members 27-30 in a staggered fashion over a three-year span. After getting off easy and losing prospect defenseman Chris Armstrong to Nashville Predators in 1998, the Cats, and the rest of the league except Nashville, had to expose players for the new Atlanta Thrashers to build the core of its first roster on June 25, 1999. Like Nashville, Atlanta was required to select thirteen forwards,