Kukla's Korner Hockey

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Injuries Force Alexei Kovalev To Retire From Hockey

07/03/2014 at 7:36am EDT

from Martin Merk of IIHF.com,

Long-time Russian national team player Alexei Kovalyov, 41, calls it a career after 24 years in professional hockey.

“Unfortunately I have to retire because of my injuries,” he told TV channel Kanal9 at a camp in Leukerbad.

Kovalyov represented Russia and the Soviet Union at several occasions and won Olympic gold in Albertville 1992. He played in three Olympic Winter Games, three IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and two World Cup of Hockey tournaments.

continued

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at [email protected]

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by bigfrog in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Tampa Bay Lightning - 7 seconds ago
Comment by VPalmer in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Tampa Bay Lightning - 49 minutes ago
Comment by Kate in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Under Pressure - 1 hour ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Under Pressure - 1 hour ago
Comment by Kate in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Under Pressure - 1 hour ago