Kovalchuk was welcomed by fans the

the Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who joined from the “Los Angeles kings” in “Montreal Canadiens”, came into the match with his new club, “Pittsburgh penguins”. Ilya participation in the game did not take.

Ilya Kovalchuk addressed to fans of “Montreal” in French. “I’m happy that I was in “Montreal Canadiens”, club “original six”, which has many fans.” The stands I liked that Kovalchuk learned the phrase in French.

In the “original six” includes clubs, who founded the NHL “Montreal Canadiens”, “Toronto maple Livz”, “Boston Bruins”, “new York Rangers”, “the Detroit Red wings and Chicago Blackhawks”. 36-year-old Kovalchuk had signed a contract with “Canadiens” before the end of the season. “Montreal” became the fourth overseas club in the biography of Elijah. Previously, he played for “Atlanta Trashers”, “new Jersey devils” and “Los Angeles kings”.