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Koivu takes Molson Cup for 2005-06

Thursday, 20.04.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Koivu takes Molson Cup for 2005-06

Saku Koivu is the first non-goaltender to win the trophy since Mark Recchi in 1997-98.

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MONTREAL - Canadiens captain Saku Koivu is the winner of the Molson Cup, a trophy awarded since the 1972-1973 season to the player recording the most points during the three-star selection in each of the Canadiens' regular season games.

Koivu is the first non-goaltender to win the trophy since Mark Recchi in 1997-98. Jeff Hackett (1998-99, 1999-2000) and Jose Theodore (2000 to 2004) earned the award the six previous seasons. In the overall standings, Koivu totaled 80 points and finished just ahead of goaltender Cristobal Huet, who earned 75 points.

During the regular season, Koivu, the Canadiens' captain since 1999, played in 72 games, collecting 17 goals and 45 assists for a total of 62 points. He posted a plus/minus rating of plus-1 and totaled 70 penalty minutes. He finished first among the Canadiens in assists and second in points.

Molson Cup All-Time Winners
1972-73 Ken Dryden
1973-74 Wayne Thomas
1974-75 Guy Lafleur
1975-76 Guy Lafleur
1976-77 Guy Lafleur
1977-78 Guy Lafleur
1978-79 Guy Lafleur
1979-80 Guy Lafleur
1980-81 Larry Robinson
1981-82 Guy Lafleur
1982-83 Mario Tremblay
1983-84 Guy Carbonneau
1984-85 Steve Penney
1985-86 Mats Naslund
1986-87 Mats Naslund
1987-88 Stephane Richer
1988-89 Patrick Roy
1989-90 Stephane Richer
1990-91 Russ Courtnall
1991-92 Patrick Roy
1992-93 Kirk Muller
1993-94 Patrick Roy
1994-95 Patrick Roy
1995-96 Pierre Turgeon
1996-97 Mark Recchi
1997-98 Mark Recchi
1998-99 Jeff Hackett
1999-2000 Jeff Hackett
2000-01 Jose Theodore
2001-02 Jose Theodore
2002-03 Jose Theodore
2003-04 Jose Theodore
2005-06 Saku Koivu
Molson Cup Top 5 Final Standings - 2006
  1* 2* 3* Points
Saku Koivu 4 4 8 80
Cristobal Huet 7 5 3 75
Alex Kovalev 6 6 1 65
Chris Higgins 3 4 5 60
Andrei Markov 3 4 4 55