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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

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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