Nikolai Kovalenko was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2018
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BREAKING: Top Russian Draft Pick To Start For Avalanche Soon

Published March 15, 2024 at 11:23


Nearly six years after being selected by the Colorado Avalanche as the 171st pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Nikolai Kovalenko is poised to make his debut with the team. Kovalenko, a forward, has completed his season with Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo in the KHL, where he tallied 35 points, including 11 goals, across 42 games.

Kovalenko May be Reporting to Colorado In The Coming Days

At 24 years old, he is now free from contractual obligations in the KHL and is set to join the Avalanche. Having already signed a contract with Colorado, Kovalenko is expected to integrate into the team's lineup towards the end of the season and throughout the playoffs. His arrival is anticipated with interest, as he brings his scoring ability and recent professional experience to the Avalanche roster, potentially boosting their performance in the critical stages of the season.

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BREAKING: Top Russian Draft Pick To Start For Avalanche Soon

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