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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)
Koivu has served as captain for Team Finland since 1998 and won medals in all three Olympic appearances, including silver at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, and bronze in 1998 at Nagano and 1994 at Lillehammer.

Koivu has also won gold at the 1995 World Championship, silver at the 1994 and 1999 World Championships, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and bronze at the 2008 World Championship.

The Turku, Finland native has appeared in 97 international games and 14 tournaments for Team Finland, collecting 34-76--110 points. At the 2006 Games, Koivu was named a tournament All-Star and tied for the scoring lead (3-8--11). In 1998 at Nagano, he finished tied for first in scoring (2-8--10). At the World Championships, Koivu was the leading scorer in 1999 (4-12--16), the tournament’s Best Forward in 1995 and 1999 and a Tournament All-Star in 1994, 1995 and 1999.

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They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.

— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets