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SAKU KOIVU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Canadiens honor former captain Koivu before game vs. Ducks

  There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal. Koivu, who retired after finishing his NHL career with Anaheim, was honored Thursday night before the Canadiens hosted the Ducks in a matchup of his former teams ''I always felt that I was respected as a player and for the way I played the game, but what makes me feel humble...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu retires from NHL after 18 seasons

The Hockey Hall of Fame might not be on the horizon, but Saku Koivu had about as good a career as one could hope for without reaching hockey’s Holy Land. The 39-year-old called it quits on Wednesday after 1,124 NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks. He collected 255 goals, 832 points and three Olympic bronze medals and a silver medal over his 18 NHL seasons. In...
Via Sports-Glory
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Habs Captain Saku Koivu Retires

Saku Koivu, the Finnish two-way centre most well-known for his time with the Montreal Canadiens has retired. Koivu played in the NHL for 18 total seasons with both the Canadiens and the Anaheim Ducks. He was known for his strong checking abilities on the ice, and for his even stronger leadership capabilities off of it. Saku was a prominent individual in terms of growing the game...
Via The Garbage Time
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu announces his retirement

At 39, Saku Koivu has decided to hang up his skates. After spending 18 seasons in the NHL, Koivu ultimately decided that it was in his best interest to call it a career rather than attempting to play in a 19th. Though some expected him to skate in one more season, Koivu now leaves the game after appearing in 1,124 games and scoring 255 goals and 577 assists. Why did Koivu call it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Longtime Montreal Canadiens Captain Saku Koivu Retires After 18 Seasons

TORONTO — Longtime Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has retired. The NHL players association announced on Wednesday that the Finnish star would call it a career after 18 seasons, all but five of which were spent in Montreal. He won four Olympic medals with Finland, including a silver medal in their 2006 loss to rival Sweden in the final. In 1999, Koivu was chosen as the first...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win 10th straight as Koivu OT goal downs Coyotes

Saku Koivu scored two goals, including the game-winner 51 seconds into overtime, to lift the Anaheim Ducks to their 10th straight victory, 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Anaheim improved its Pacific-Division leading record to 28-7-5 and went to 14-0-2 at Honda Center this season. The Ducks are the only team in the NHL this season not to lose at home in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Koivu's OT goal puts Ducks past Coyotes

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Saku Koivu scored two goals, including the game-winner 51 seconds into overtime, to lift the Anaheim Ducks to their 10th straight victory, 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Anaheim improved its Pacific-Division leading record to 28-7-5 and went to 14-0-2 at Honda Center this season. The Ducks are the only team in the NHL this season not to lose...
Via Fox Sports West
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes rally but fall to Ducks in overtime

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Saku Koivu scored two goals, including the game-winner 51 seconds into overtime, to lift the Anaheim Ducks to their 10th straight victory, 3-2 over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night. Anaheim improved its Pacific-Division leading record to 28-7-5 and went to 14-0-2 at Honda Center this season. The Ducks are the only team in the NHL this season not to lose at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks' Saku Koivu not yet medically cleared

Saku Koivu practiced with the Ducks for a second consecutive day at Wednesday's morning skate, but doctors are stopping the veteran center from playing in a game because of the effects of the concussion he received Oct. 27 in Columbus. "I got word this morning," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Each day he's getting better, each day he looks better. But its like any injury, youve...
Via Fox Sports West
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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