Saku Koivu

  • Height: 5'10
  • Weight: 181 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 18 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 23, 1974
  • Birthplace: Turku, FIN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Montreal in 1993 (1/21).
Scouting Report
Made things happen on the ice and also made his teammates better in the process. Never backed down from a challenge, on or off the ice. Had plenty of leadership qualities. Was good on face-offs and a quality playmaker.
His fireball style left him vulnerable at times, while his small stature limited his effectiveness to some degree against big centers. Injuries and illness wreaked havoc on his NHL career, and slowed down production over time.
Career Potential:
Classy, quality all-around center and leader.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL King Clancy Memorial Trophy 2006-07, 2001-02
NHL Bill Masterton Trophy 2001-02
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2002-03 (Injured), 1997-98
SM-Liiga (Finland) Player of the Year 1994-95
SM-Liiga (Finland) First All-Star Team 1994-95
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2006 (Finland)
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2010 (Finland), 1998 (Finland), 1994 (Finland)