The house was put up for sale in February 2019 for $18 million, now the cost has been reduced to $16 million. The area of the mansion is 22 thousand square feet. The house includes eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. There is also a bar, pool and gym.
The winger and his wife, singer Nicole Andrazajtis, had the mansion custom-built while Kovalchuk was playing for the New Jersey Devils from 2010 to 2013.
According to the New York Post, the family bought the plot of land for $4.5 million in 2010 and began construction on the home.
However, the couple returned to Russia in 2013, after Kovalchuk retired from the NHL after 12 seasons. He went on to play five seasons in the KHL and eventually re-emerged stateside with the Los Angeles Kings in 2018.
According to the Montreal Gazette, In January Kovalchuk paid $11.2 million for his current home in Beverly Hills, California.