About the League
Loko Yaroslavl forward won four trophies in junior hockey.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl did not match Ak Bars Kazan offer made to Restricted Free Agent Nikolai Kovalenko and the forward signed a 2-year contract.
Kovalenko is a Lokomotiv junior hockey school alumnus, who have ventured through the entire club vertical. Nikolai played 99 games for Loko Yaroslavl in Junior Hockey League, scoring 21 goals and notching 51 assists for a totoal of 72 points. 21-year-old won Kharlamov Cup twice and also went on to win two titles at Junior Club World Cup with Loko Yaroslavl.
In the 2017-18 season Nikolai Kovalenko won Junior Hockey League Challenge Cup as a member of Team West and was selected to compete at Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game. Nikolai Kovalenko was named the rookie of the week in Kontinental Hockey League on two occasions and won a bronze medal at World Juniors.
Kovalenko played 156 games for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Kontinental Hockey League, scoring 21 goals and notching 22 points for a total of 43 points.