Kovalchuk is in on the Rangers Rebuild
Reports have surfaced out of the KHL that Ilya Kovalachuk is set to sign a 2-3 year deal worth about 6 million per.
Per source Ilya Kovalchuk is set to sign at 2-3 year deal with #NYR
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 9, 2018
As it became known “SE” SKA forward Ilya Kovalchuk reached a preliminary agreement on the transition to the “Rangers” and is likely to join the club from New York. 34-year-old striker will be able to sign the contract only on July 1 – the day the market opens free agents in the NHL . According to our data, Kovalchuk’s salary in the Rangers will be about six million dollars per season, the contract term is still under discussion – the parties are negotiating a two-year or three-year contract.
So the Rangers address 2 major issues here:
- A veteran primary scorer
- A Russian veteran to groom and lead this Red wave in NY (Buchnevich, Namestnikov, Shestyorkin, and Rykov to name a few)
Jeff Gorton set a press conference for today. He will likely address the search for a new coach and the Kovalchuk reports.