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Saku Koivu

Saku Koivu  #11

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NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: November 23, 1974
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 181 DRAFTED: MTL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
AwardsSeasons
King Clancy Memorial Trophy 2006-2007
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 2001-2002
WC-A All-Star Team (1994, 1995, 1999) Finnish First All-Star Team (1995) Finnish Player of the Year (1995) WC-A - Best Forward (1995, 1999) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2002) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2007) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. NY Rangers, October 30, 1999. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, September 6, 2001. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 8, 2009.
Quote of the Day

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process