Robin Kovacs is an excellent skater. He has very good top end speed and excellent acceleration. He can beat defenders wide and then cut hard to the net. Kovacs also likes to play the dump and chase game, chipping pucks by defenders at the blue line and then getting in quickly on the puck in the corner. With his speed, he is able to throw absolutely huge hits when doing this. Kovacs also has very good agility and edge work. One on one he can utilize a variety of moves to get around a defender, and his ability to change speeds and accelerate into an opening once one is created is a huge strength. Kovacs could stand to add some lower body muscle to be stronger on the puck and more balanced though.
Robin Kovacs is an excellent stickhandler. He is able to control the puck and make slick plays while moving at top speed, or utilizing his great skating ability. This means he can be extremely dangerous off the rush. Add in a hard and accurate wrist shot, and its easy to see where he led the Allvenskan in goals by a junior aged player. He could use a little work on getting his wrist shot off faster, especially when playing in traffic though. Kovacs can be a good playmaker with the ability to pass the puck through small openings in the defense. He never takes a shift off in the offensive zone, and he’s shown his willingness to battle for pucks along the boards, or to be involved in battles in front of the net. Kovacs could stand to add muscle to win more of these battles though. He is the type of agitator who always finds himself in the middle of a post whistle scrum.