Alexei Kovalev Signs with the Ottawa Senators

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IJuly 6, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 16:  Alex Kovalev #27 of the Montreal Canadiens looks to pass in the third period against the Boston Bruins during Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 4-2.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After spending five years with the Montreal Canadiens, Alex Kovalev signed a two-year contract for $5 million per year with the Ottawa Senators.

In 1151 career games, Kovalev has 394 goals and 547 assists. He played twice in the NHL All-Star game. He was named the game's MVP this past year in Montreal.