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Ducks Sign Koivu to One-Year Contract Extension

Friday, 07.05.2013 / 6:07 PM / News
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Ducks Sign Koivu to One-Year Contract Extension
The Ducks have signed center Saku Koivu to a one-year contract extension through the 2013-14 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

Koivu, 38 (11/23/74), recently completed in his fourth season with Anaheim in 2012-13, compiling 8-19=27 points with a +4 rating and 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 47 contests. The 5-10, 182-pound center ranked fourth on the club in points and tied for third in assists. In addition, he led Anaheim in faceoff wins (437) and faceoffs taken (851) with a 51.4% success rate throughout the season. Koivu scored his 800th career NHL point on Apr. 3, 2013 vs. Dallas. He also added 1-2=3 points in Anaheim’s seven-game Western Conference Quarterfinal series vs. Detroit.

“We are happy to bring back a character player like Saku,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “At this stage in his career, his first priority is to win, and we are happy he’s decided this is the place for him.”

A native of Turku, Finland, Koivu is a veteran of 17 NHL seasons, 13 of which were played with the Montreal Canadiens (served as captain for 10 of the 13). In 1,058 career NHL games with Anaheim and Montreal, he has scored 244-559=803 points with a +7 rating and 763 PIM. Koivu originally signed with Anaheim on July 8, 2009. He has appeared in 267 career games as a Duck, earning 53-109=162 points with a +17 rating and 140 PIM. Koivu is a two-time All-Star, having appeared in both the 1998 and 2003 All-Star Games. He has also played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on 10 occasions (eight times with Montreal, two with Anaheim), earning 18-40=58 points in 67 contests.

Selected by Montreal in the first round (21st overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Koivu won the Bill Masterton Trophy following the 2001-02 season, presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Koivu has also been honored with the 2007 King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his work with the Saku Koivu Foundation, formed in 2002 to help raise funds for cancer-fighting equipment. The King Clancy Trophy is awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 47 15 35 13 50
C. Perry 33 19 12 16 31
R. Kesler 48 13 18 -1 31
S. Vatanen 48 10 20 5 30
M. Beleskey 47 18 7 13 25
C. Fowler 47 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 40 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 47 5 15 14 20
J. Silfverberg 48 6 12 2 18
K. Palmieri 24 10 5 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.24
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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