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.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic