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Saku Koivu
Saku Koivu
Centre
(SAH koo KOY voo)
Number: 11
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 181
Shoots: Left
Born: 23 Nov 1974
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
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Drafted: MTL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (21st overall)
2006-07: Led the team in assists (53) and points (75)… Finished second in the overall Molson Cup standings (53 points) and won the December (19 points) and February (13 points) monthly segments… Established career-highs in goals (22), assists (53), points (75), power play goals (11) and shots on goal (154)… Scored four game-winning goals including the team’s last two (March 31 vs Buffalo; April 3 vs Boston)… Led the Canadiens in home assists (28), home points (41), road assists (25) and road points (34)… Tied a career-best with an 8-game point-scoring streak (from March 22 to April 7 – 3-12-15)… Collected 12 points (2-10-12) in five games between February 18 and 26… Had a 4-point game on March 27 (vs NY Rangers – 0-4-4-)… Had six multiple-goal games including four in December… Registered 16 points (9-7-16) in 14 games in December… Missed the game on January 6 with a virus… 2005-06: Team leader in faceoffs won (759) and faceoff efficiency (53.8%)… Had 17 multiple-point games, including five three-point games… Team leader in the first half with 31 points and 21 assists in only 31 games… Led all players with 11 points and eight assists at the Turin Games… Named to the Olympic Tournament All-Star Team as a center… 2003-04: Finished 1st on the team in playoff scoring with 11 points (11-3-8-11)… Had a 6-game point scoring streak (from 03/03 to 03/16 - 3-7-10)… Missed the first 13 games of the season (knee injury)… Finished 2nd in scoring for Team Finland at the World Cup with 4 points (3-1-4) in 6 games… 2002-03: Led the Canadiens in scoring… Had a 4-point game and scored 1st career hat trick (11/18 vs PIT)… Invited to the NHL All-Star Game… Team Finland’s co-leader in point scoring with 11 points (1-10) in 7 games at the WHC… 2001-02: Winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy… Missed 79 games (non-Hodgkin intra-abdominal lymphoma)… Tied for the team lead in playoff scoring (4-6-10), participated in all 12 playoff games… 2000-01: 7-game point streak (6-5-11 - 02/24 03/10)… 1999-00: Named the 27th Captain in Canadiens history on 09/30… Registered 7 points in 3 games (from 02/28 to 03/05 – 1-6-7)… Missed 40 games due to a dislocated shoulder, and 13 games due to a knee injury… 1998-99: 6-game point scoring streak (2-6-8 – 02/27 to 03/11)... Led the World Hockey Championships in scoring with 16 points (4-12-16)… 1997-98: Set a career high for the most assists in one game, tied a personal high for the most points in one game October 4 at Boston (0-4-4)... 1996-97: Was the NHL leading scorer (13-25-38) before suffering a knee injury on December 7 against Chicago... 7-game point scoring streak (4-6-10 – 10/24 to 11/06)... 1995-96: Ranked 4th in scoring among NHL rookies, tied for first in PPG (8)... 1994-95: Finnish Player of the Year (top scorer of the Finland Elite League; named to the First All-Star team;  gold medal at the World Hockey Championships; named the Tournament’s Best Forward and was selected to the All-Star team... 1993-94: Named to the World Hockey Championship All-Star team…