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Saku Koivu is returning to the Anaheim Ducks after signing a one-year contract.
The Ducks announced they had signed the 38-year-old forward on Friday, after the start of the NHL's free-agency period. Koivu is a 17-year NHL veteran, who returns for a fifth season in Anaheim.
Koivu had 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists) in 47 games last season, while also breaking the 800-point plateau for his career. Overall, he has 244 goals and 559 assists in 1,058 career games.
He spent his first 13 seasons with Montreal, after being selected in the first round (21st overall) in the 1993 draft.
The Ducks made a splash earlier in the day, trading forward Bobby Ryan to Ottawa in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and the Senators' first-round pick in next year's draft.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Saku Koivu to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Koivu deal is one-year, $2.5 million base. Potential bonuses included but unclear on how much.
— Eric Stephens...
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That day was not Friday.
After years of trade rumors, Ryan, who grew up in suburban Philadelphia, was finally dealt by Anaheim in exchange for two players and a future draft pick -- except his destination is Ottawa, not Philly.
The Ducks acquired right wing Jakob Silfverberg and prospect...
Bobby Ryan: Ottawa bound. Photo: Debora Robinson, Getty Images
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First, the Ducks have signed center Saku Koivu to a one year contract extension, worth $2.5 million plus performance bonuses.
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