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Kovalchuk sticks with Devils

Updated: July 20, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils turned a 32-game test drive into the longest contract in NHL history.

The high-scoring Russian forward smiled throughout Tuesday's news conference, one day after he agreed to a staggering 17-year, $102 million deal with the Devils. Kovalchuk was wooed by the Los Angeles Kings, among others, but decided to stay with New Jersey -- the team that pried him from the Atlanta Thrashers in February.

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