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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
20 days ago  |  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 Sideline
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu calls it a career

The former inspirational leader and captain of the Montreal Canadiens has decided to hang up the skates.#1576944 / gettyimages.comAfter a 19 seasons, Saku Koivu believes, "Now it was the right time to stop playing," he told Finnish paper Turun Sanomat via Google Translate. "The decision is the result of a long reflection I've done internallyy."While...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu retires after 18 seasons in NHL

TORONTO (AP) Longtime Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu (COY-vu) 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 in the Winter Olympics, including a silver medal in their 2006 loss to archrival Sweden in the final...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu Expected To Retire Today

from TSN, After 18 NHL seasons, Saku Koivu is calling it a career. Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat reports that the former Montreal Canadiens captain has decided to retire. "Now it was the right time to stop playing," Koivu told Turun Sanomat. "The decision is the result of long reflection. I feel one hundred per cent that this is the right decision for...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  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

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

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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