Ilya Kovalchuk is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted first overall in the 2001 NHL draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. His professional career started in 2001.
Toronto, 1946-47 season.
a long time ago
The couple were first introduced by Cameron's former Full House co-star, actor Dave Coulier at a hockey game.
the Toronto maple leafs and the Montreal canadians were both origianl 6 teams.
Sergei Pryakhin, the first Russian to play with permission in the NHL, was the last player drafted-252nd overall-by Calgary in 1988. By Brian MorrisceyHowever, the first Russian-born player to suit up and play in the NHL was Victor Nechayev (Born Jan 28 1955 -- Kuybichevki-Voftocha, Russia). Nechayev played three games for the Los Angeles Kings in the 1982-83 season, and scored one goal. More details are available on these sites:http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=8804http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/news/2002/09/27/soviet_legacy/NOTDavid "Sweeney" Schriner (November 30, 1911 - July 4, 1990) was a Canadian professional hockey forward who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Americans and Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in Saratov, Russia, Sweeney was the NHL scoring leader in 1935-36 and 1936-37. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1935. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1941-42 and 1944-45. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.