Ilya Kovalchuk Biography

( 1983 - )
March 11, 2019
First published on:March 11, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Ilya Kovalchuk

Date of Birth: 1983, April 15
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Ilya Kovalchuk
Famous Name Ilya Kovalchuk
Father Valeri Kovalchuk
Mother Luba Kovalchuk
Nationality Russain
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Kalinin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Currently Working For Los Angeles Kings
Salary $6,250,000
Net Worth $4 million
Weight in KG 103 kg
Currently Married yes
Married to Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk
Children 3
Profession Ice-hockey player
Full Name Ilya Kovalchuk
Current team Los Angeles Kings
Position in Team Left wing
Horoscope Aries
Contract 3 year / $18,750,000
Career Earnings $8,500,000
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)

Ilya Kovalchuk is a Russain professional Ice-hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). As of  2019, Ilya Kovalchuk currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings as their Left wing. Ilya Kovalchuk has played for other teams like Atlanta Thrashers, Ak Bars Kazan, SKA Saint Petersburg, New Jersey Devils and many more. 


As a Left-wing, Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly earns around $6,250,000 as his yearly salary from Los Angeles Kings. Further, Ilya Kovalchuk has an estimated net worth of over $4 million. Additionally, he is married to his beautiful wife, Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk and shares 3 children with her. 

Ilya Kovalchuk Married, Wife, and Personal Life

According to the reports, Ilya Kovalchuk is married to his beautiful wife Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk. Further, he tied the knot with his spouse in 2008. Since he was married years ago, the couple looks still fresh and new to love. They dated for quite a long time and got hitched.

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According to the social media, Ilya Kovalchuk has two sons named Artem Kovalchuk and Philipp Kovalchuk and a daughter named Karolina Kovalchuk. Despite the busy schedule, Ilya Kovalchuk spends quality time with his family and goes on vacations too.

The Famous NHL star is 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) in height and weighs around 103 kg.

Ilya Kovalchuk Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, Ilya Kovalchuk has an estimated net worth of over $60 million. He reportedly signed a 3 year / $18,750,000 contract, including a $13,150,000 signing bonus, $18,750,000 guaranteed with Los Angeles Kings in 2018.

Further, the NHL player has an average salary of $6,250,000 annually whereas Anze Kopitar is among the highest earner of the team with an annual salary of $10,000,000. Ilya Kovalchuk so far has made earnings of $8,500,000 from his entire NHL career.

In addition, he signed 5-year, $32 million worth contract with Atlanta Thrashers in 2004-2005. Later, he agreed 17 years $102 million deal with the  New Jersey Devils in 2010. Furthermore, the NHL approved the contract along with a new agreement with the NHLPA in the early morning hours of September 4, 2010. The contract was worth $ 100 million for a 15-year deal.

Additionally, he will earn $650,000 as a base salary in 2018-2019, carrying a cap hit of $6,250,000. Further, being one of the big names of NHL, he has signed an endorsement deals with different brands, earning a significant amount of money. 

Ilya Kovalchuk Early Life

Ilya Kovalchuk was born on April 15, 1983, in Kalinin, Russian SFSR, the Soviet Union to parents Valeri Kovalchuk and Luba Kovalchuk. As per his nationality, he is Russain and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aries. He grew up along with his sibling, Arina Kovalchuk.

Ilya Kovalchuk Professional Career

During his playing career, he has represented different teams like  Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils in the NHL, and Ak Bars Kazan, Khimik Moscow Oblast, and SKA Saint Petersburg. He started his NHL career playing for Atlanta Thrashers.

After the exceptional  2003–04 season, he was the co-winner of  Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy after tying for the NHL lead in goals with Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames and Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

After playing for Thrashers, he played for New Jersey Devils with whom he agreed to a 17-year, $102 million deal. In 2012, Kovalchuk assisted teammate Kurtis Foster on two goals, scored a short-handed goal, and then fought Brayden Schenn after a scrum was formed when Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo slewed Devils captain Zach Parise.

Currently, he is playing for the Los Angeles Kings. He scored his first goal against the Winnipeg Jets with the team on October 9, 2018. 

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