|Date of Birth||4/15/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 230 lbs|
|Drafted||2001 - Rd 1 (1st Overall) by ATL|
Kovalchuk will remain in the KHL for the 2017-18 season, Larry Brooks of The New York Post reports.
Kovalchuk has tempted us with a return to the NHL for a couple years now, but another season will pass without that coming to fruition. He'll be eligible for a return as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018, at which point he'll be 35 years old.