Robin Kovacs

Geoff

2017-10-16

Robin Kovacs - Photo Courtesy of hockeysverige.se

 

Robin Kovacs, LW/RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 176

Born: 1997-11-16

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Drafted: 2015 by New York Rangers, 62nd overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 — Kovacs finished the 2016-17 season with 12 points (2G, 10A), including an astonishing minus-27, through 72 games played with the Hartford Wolfpack.  In September 2017 Kovacs attended the Rangers training camp where he was an early cut and failed to suit up in an exhibition game.  In early October the Rangers placed Kovacs on unconditional waivers for the purpose of cancelling his entry level contract.  Kovacs has since returned to Sweden and has signed on with Lulea HF.  Geoff Kent

February 2017 – Kovacs' North American debut with the Hartford Wolfpack has been less than stellar. After scoring in his first AHL game Oct. 14, he has yet to find his second goal of the season through 45 contests. Kovacs is shooting 2.6% and averaging less than one shot attempt per game, both disappointing totals considering the young winger's abundant speed and prior offensive production in his native Sweden. Overall he has eight points (1G, 7A) with five of those points coming in a six-game stretch in mid-December. Kovacs turned just 20 in November, so some time remains for him to prove that he can adjust to the North American game. Geoff Kent

 

 

August 2016 – Kovacs scored at a nice pace towards the end of last season in the HockeyAllsvenskan, recording seven goals and four assists in his final 11 regular season games. He also had four points in seven playoff games. Despite not having a big jump in production, the New York Rangers inked the Swedish speedster to an entry level contract on July 16, 2016. His agent later confirmed that Kovacs would in fact play in North America this year. While the OHL’s North Bay Battalion do hold his junior rights, their recent addition of defenseman Adam Thilander makes it likely that Kovacs will play for either