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2013-08-29 (Thursday)

When SKA Saint Petersburg starts the 2013/2014 season of the Kontinental Hockey League on September 6 (against Avangard Omsk), they do it with Ilya Kovalchuk as captain and Dmitri Kalinin as assistant captain. (Source:

Video: “SKA-TV: Ilya Kovalchuk’s photoshoot for the magazine “Star SKA”” (1:46 – Aug 29, 2013)

Anette: Kovalchuk did a great job as captain during the NHL lockout so this decision doesn’t come as a surprise.