Alex Kovalev has put his heart into a project designed to help youngsters on two fronts. The Canadiens’ leading scorer has teamed up with Quebec firm Imavision to produce a video demonstrating the hockey skills and training exercises he uses.
While he hopes that young hockey players will benefit from the two-disc DVD, he’s also hoping sales will help youngsters with heart problems.
Kovalev, who leases a Bell Centre loge for the use of sick and underprivileged children, is donating 100 per cent of the profits from the DVD project to charities that promote cardiac care for children.
It’s something dear to him from his youth in Togliatti, Russia, having been diagnosed with a heart ailment when he was a boy.