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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 Sideline
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...
September 10, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports West
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Habs captain Saku Koivu cheered loudly at Bell Centre

Last night might have been the final time former Habs’ captain Saku Koivu laid skate to Bell Centre ice. The 38 year old Duck played thirteen seasons with the Canadiens before settling into a secondary role with the Anaheim Ducks…Read more →The post Former Habs’ captain Saku Koivu receives thunderous applause at the Bell Centre in Montreal appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu Receives Chair From Montreal Canadiens in Anticipation of Former Captain’s Potential Retirement (Photo)

It’s a common tradition across sports: when a player of great stature retires, teams shower them with gifts commemorating their time in the league. The gifts range from funny to weird to really cool and creative, but nonetheless it’s a classy thing to do. That’s why when 38-year-old Saku Koivu got to the Bell Centre in Montreal Thursday morning, a present was waiting for him...
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks get lucky goal on odd bounce off boards

Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu scored the tying goal in the third period of Monday night's win over the San Jose Sharks with some help from the endboards behind the Sharks net at the Honda Center. Sharks center Tommy Wingels tried to dump the puck around the boards behind the net, but one of the endboards kicked the puck right in front of the Sharks net, perfectly placed for...
Via Holdout Sports
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducks re-sign C Koivu to 1-year deal

Center Saku Koivu re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million to return for his 17th NHL season. The 37-year-old Koivu scored 38 points in 74 games for the Ducks last season, his third in Anaheim. Although he had the lowest-scoring full season of his NHL career, the former captain of the Montreal Canadiens is a valuable two-way player...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks re-sign C Saku Koivu to 1-year deal

Center Saku Koivu has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million to return for his 17th NHL season. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday on Twitter. The 37-year-old Koivu scored 38 points in 74 games for the Ducks last season, his third in Anaheim. The former captain of the Montreal Canadiens is a valuable two-way player for the Ducks while...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ducks sign Koivu to one-year extension

ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday that the club signed center Saku Koivu to a one-year contract extension through the 2012-13 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed. Koivu, 37 appeared in his third season with Anaheim in 2011-12, scoring 11-27=38 points with a 7 rating and 50 penalty minutes (PIM) in 74 contests. He co-led the...
Via Fox Sports West
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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