Ilya Kovalchuk Biography

( 1983 - )
January 9, 2020
First published on:March 11, 2019
by Jack Ol

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

Ilya Kovalchuk is a Russain professional Ice-hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens. 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 4 children with her. 

Ilya Kovalchuk Married to Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk

Ilya Kovalchuk is married to his beautiful spouse Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk. Further, he started dating Nicole in 2002 through a mutual friend and tied the knot with her after 6 years in 2008 at the Church of Dormition in Russia. 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.

Ilya Kovalchuk and his wife Nicole Andrazajtis Kovalchuk on their wedding SOURCE: Playerwives

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nicole have two sons named Artem Kovalchuk born in 2010 and Philipp Kovalchuk born in 2009 and two daughters named Karolina Kovalchuk born in 2006 and Eva born in 2015.

Ilya Kovalchuk and his wife with their children SOURCE: [email protected]

Despite the busy schedule, Ilya Kovalchuk spends quality time with his family and goes on vacation 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

Ilya Kovalchuk has an estimated net worth of over $60 million in 2020. The 2001 NHL Draft 1st overall pick recently agreed to a 1-year two-way contract with Montreal Canadiens. As per the deal, he would be paid $700,000 if he plays for the Canadiens and US$70,000 if he plays for the AHL’s Laval Rocket.

Ilya Kovalchuk's house in Beverly Hills SOURCE: LA Times

Earlier, 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. However, the deal was later terminated with one more season left.

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.

Year Salary/ Earnings
2008 $7,500,000
2009 $7,500,000
2010 $6,000,000
2011 $6,000,000
2012 $6,439,024
2018 $8,500,000
2019 $301,075

In addition, he signed a 5-year, $32 million worth contract with Atlanta Thrashers in 2004-2005. Later, he agreed to a 17-year/ $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. 

The 2018 Winter Olympics gold medalist recently bought an expensive house in Beverly Hills for $11.2 million. The 6,200 square feet property has a dining room, an office, five bedrooms, and 5.5 bathrooms. The house also has a swimming pool.

Ilya Kovalchuk's former house in New Jersey SOURCE: Forbes

Earlier in February 19, Ilya listed his New Jersey home for sale with the asking price of  $17.999 million. Hoe bought the 22,000-square-foot property for $4.5 million in 2010.

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.

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.

Earlier, he played for the Los Angeles Kings. He scored his first goal against the Winnipeg Jets with the team on October 9, 2018. Recently, he signed a two-way contract with Montreal Canadiens in 2020.


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