Alex Kovalev: The Merchant of Chills and Thrills

Alex Kovalev was the first Russian-born player ever to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, picked 15th overall in 1991 by the New York Rangers and quickly distinguished himself with his impressive stickhandling abilities and laser-like wrist shot.

Kovalev may have been the most talented player many had ever seen, but whether his talent translated to the ice was an entirely different proposition.