"My favorite thing to do in my life is to play hockey.” 

“I am a very emotional player and you see that when I score goals. I am a forward. I have to score goals.” 

“I’m just a very excitable player. I love playing hockey. I love scoring goals.” 

“I don’t care about [being a star]. The most important thing for me now is just do my job.” 

“My teammates look to me for some leadership. I have to play not just for myself. I have to be one of the leaders on this team so I have to play hard every night.” 

“Our goal is to make the playoffs. That is what we are playing for. That is my first goal."

“I want to keep growing. I should take a couple steps every year if I want to be one of the best players in the league.”

“You learn the game more, the coach trusts you in situations more. It’s a good feeling for me.” 

“You need to be the winners to bring a lot of attention. You want to win something before you retire.” 

“I never want to be the poster guy. It’s not me.” 

“You need to be the winners to bring a lot of attention. You want to win something before you retire.” 

“I'm just going to focus on the game."

 


Ilya Kovalchuk,
2003 The Hockey News

 


Ilya Kovalchuk,
2003 Upper Deck Superstar


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