Koivu will be making his second career Olympic appearance; as an NHL rookie in 2006 at Turin, Koivu saw action on a checking line in eight games and did not pick up a point for the silver medal-winning Finns. He earned a silver medal at the 2007 World Championship, captured bronze at the 2006 Worlds and silver at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter