Saku Koivu

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Saku Koivu (Born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland-) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He is currently the team captain. In the 2001-2002 season he was diagnosed with cancer and missed almost the entire season. He returned for the play-offs and along with Josť Theodore lead the Canadiens to an unlikely upset of the number one ranked Boston Bruins. He was drafted by the Canadiens in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, First Round, Twenty-First Overall. He has been captain since 1999.

Currently, Koivu has returned to Finland to play for TPS Turku, under his father who is the head coach. He is also joined in Turku by fellow Canadien Craig Rivet who is also playing for TPS Turku since the NHL's season has been cancelled due to the lockout.

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM Playoffs GP Playoffs G Playoffs A Playoffs Pts Playoffs PIM
1992-93 TPS Turku FNL 46 3 7 10 28 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 TPS Turku FNL 47 23 30 53 42 11 4 8 12 16
1994-95 TPS Turku FNL 45 27 47 74 73 13 7 10 17 16
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 20 25 45 40 6 3 1 4 8
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 50 17 39 56 38 5 1 3 4 10
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 14 43 57 48 6 2 3 5 2
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 14 30 44 38 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 3 18 21 14 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 54 17 30 47 40 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 2 2 0 12 4 6 10 4
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 21 50 71 72 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 14 40 54 46 -- -- -- -- --


See also:
and
Preceded by:
Vincent Damphousse
Montreal Canadiens Captains Succeeded by:
(current captain)
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