Kovalev cost Sens $271Gs per goal

TREVOR BUNKE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:41 PM ET

When the Senators signed Alex Kovalev to a two-year, $10-million deal a couple of Julys ago, they probably would have been happy with 32 goals — in one season.

Unfortunately for the Senators, the enigmatic Russian scored those 32 goals over 1¾ seasons.

A look at what Kovalev’s totals (131 games, 76 points, 32 goals) cost the Senators:

Based on Kovalev being under contact in Ottawa for 142 games (he missed 11 games due to injury) out of a possible 164, the Senators paid him about $8.7 million.

That means Kovalev got $66,412.21 per game he played, or $114,473.68 per point or $271,875 per goal.

There’s only one word for that: Ugh!


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