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Saku Koivu

39-Year-Old Center – Anaheim Ducks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

As a likely third-line center for the Ducks, Koivu has been a consistent, but relatively unimpressive performer. Last year's average of 0.574 points per game didn't deviate significantly from his average over the previous two years of 0.557 points per game. Given the Ducks' ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 181   DOB: 11/23/1974   BORN: Turku, Finland   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #21 Overall in 1993   Show ContractHide Contract

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Saku Koivu Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal, reportedly worth $2.5 million, with the Ducks in July of 2013.

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Koivu scored his 11th goal of the season -- a game-tying third-period tally -- in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche.

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Saku Koivu NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 30 72 17 45 62 1 70 138 12.3 4 0 5 0 5
2006-07 31 81 22 53 75 -21 74 154 14.3 4 1 11 0 11
2007-08 32 77 16 40 56 -4 93 150 10.7 3 0 8 0 8
2008-09 33 65 16 34 50 4 44 123 13.0 5 0 17:03 5 12 17 3:36 43 21
2009-10 34 71 19 33 52 14 36 124 15.3 6 1 18:35 5 11 16 2:30 59 17
2010-11 35 NHL ANH 75 15 30 45 -8 36 104 14.4 3 0 19:08 4 11 15 2:28 48 35
2011-12 36 NHL ANH 74 11 27 38 7 50 107 10.3 1 0 18:08 0 6 6 2:06 56 24
2012-13 37 NHL ANH 47 8 19 27 4 18 55 14.5 0 0 17:36 4 4 8 1:56 31 15
2013-14 38 NHL ANH 65 11 18 29 3 46 81 13.6 1 1 15:03 0 0 0 0:41 29 30
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Saku Koivu – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

15:03

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Saku Koivu was on the ice for 15:03.

0:41

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Saku Koivu was on the ice for 0:41 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 18:08 2:06
2012-13 17:36 1:56
2013-14 15:03 0:41

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Saku Koivu 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 23 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:27 0:04
Apr 21 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 8:28 0:47
Apr 18 DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:54 0:35
Apr 16 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:38 0:01
Apr 13 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 14:04 0:07
Apr 12 at LA Did Not Play
Apr 9 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:23 0:00
Apr 7 at VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:52 0:12
Apr 6 at EDM Did Not Play
Apr 4 NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:32 0:02
Apr 2 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:12 0:10
Mar 31 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:52 0:00
Mar 29 at VAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 12:13 0:33
Mar 28 at EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:50 0:28
Mar 26 at CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:31 0:00
Mar 23 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:14 1:09
Mar 20 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:50 0:00
Mar 18 WAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:26 0:07
Mar 15 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:23 0:00
Mar 14 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:59 0:35
Mar 12 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:30 1:05
Mar 10 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:10 0:41
Mar 7 PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:21 0:16
Mar 5 MON 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:14 0:04
Mar 2 CAR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:28 0:16
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Feb 28 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 17:42 0:13
Feb 8 at NSH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:00 0:16
Feb 5 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:15 1:38
Feb 3 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:57 0:00
Feb 1 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:32 1:36
Jan 30 PHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 18:01 0:00
Jan 28 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:18 1:02
Jan 25 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:57 1:42
Jan 23 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:36 0:31
Jan 21 WPG 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:23 0:55
Jan 18 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:41 1:08
Jan 17 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:43 0:00
Jan 15 VAN 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:54 3:13
Jan 12 DET 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 14:12 0:07
Jan 11 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:50 0:09
Jan 9 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:06 0:15
Jan 7 BOS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:20 0:06
Jan 5 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 15:13 0:50
Jan 3 EDM 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:46 1:33
Dec 31 SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:13 0:00
Dec 29 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:30 0:10
Dec 28 PHO 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 5 40.0 0 1 15:31 0:07
Dec 23 at WAS 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 13:35 0:02
Dec 21 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 13:41 0:00
Dec 20 at NJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:41 1:17
Dec 17 at DET 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 15:23 1:24
Dec 15 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:48 2:50
Dec 11 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:55 0:31
Dec 9 NYI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 15:51 0:53
Dec 7 at STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:00 0:41
Dec 6 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:13 1:44
Dec 3 LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:47 0:12
Nov 30 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:33 0:00
Nov 29 CGY 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:17 0:00
Nov 26 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov 23 at PHO Did Not Play
Nov 22 TB Did Not Play
Nov 20 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 18 at PIT Did Not Play
Nov 15 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 14 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 12 at FLA Did Not Play
Nov 10 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 8 BUF Did Not Play
Nov 6 PHO Did Not Play
Nov 4 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 2 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 31 at BOS Did Not Play
Oct 29 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 27 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:17 0:09
Oct 25 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:30 1:36
Oct 24 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:39 0:47
Oct 22 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:55 0:21
Oct 20 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:40 0:16
Oct 18 PHO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:21 0:00
Oct 16 CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:22 2:14
Oct 13 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:52 2:51
Oct 10 NYR 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:16 3:06
Oct 6 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:24 0:04
Oct 5 at MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 17:23 1:04
Oct 2 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:02 0:00

Saku Koivu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Koivu scored a goal and grabbed an assist during a 5-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday.

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Koivu scored an empty-net goal and notched a shorthanded assist during the third period of a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday.

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Koivu picked up an assist during the first period of a 9-1 annihilation of the Canucks on Wednesday.

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Koivu assisted on Andrew Cogliano's second-period goal Sunday, the only one scored in a 1-0 shutout of the Red Wings.

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Koivu scored a goal early in the second period of a 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks on Sunday.

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Koivu was credited with an assist during the third period of a 6-3 victory over the Sharks on Wednesday.

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Koivu scored twice (including the game-winner) and logged an assist during a 3-2 overtime defeat of the Coyotes on Saturday.

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Koivu scored a goal and picked up an assist during a 3-2 win over the Capitals on Monday.

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Koivu scored a goal and registered an assist during a 5-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday.

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Koivu scored a goal during the first period of a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Monday.

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Koivu netted an assist early in the first period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday.

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Koivu registered two assists during a 5-2 win over the Flames on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Koivu will once again slot in as the Ducks' second-line center but at 37, his offensive skills are on the decline. He's dropped from 50 to 45 to 38 points in his three years in Anaheim. He'll get some second-unit power-play time and he'll likely wear an A on his jersey again this year. But he's no longer an elite -- or even average -- fantasy option.

2011-12

Koivu wrapped up his second season with the Ducks posting 45 points (15 G, 30A) in 75 games played. His fantasy value hinges on which line he plays on this season, as newcomer Andrew Cogliano is expected to challenge him for second-line duty. With Ryan Getzlaf firmly entrenched as the team's first-line center, Gogliano and Koivu will battle it out impacting each of their fantasy potential along the way. Even if he's able to remain on the second line, Koivu's injury history and declining skills could make last season's 45-point effort difficult to repeat.

2010-11

After a slow start with the Ducks last season, Koivu showed his veteran presence with a strong finish. In 2009-10, he appeared in 71 games where his TOI average was 18:34. A versatile veteran known for his high energy style, the coaching staff placed Koivu with different lines when the injury bug hit the team. Ranked fourth on the team with 52 points (19G 33A), he answered questions for the franchise by signing a two-year contract. For Koivu, staying healthy might be an issue due to his physical play, but with his ability to perform on any line, if he can squeeze our 70 or so games, there is no reason why he should not duplicate his effort from last season.

2009-10

Koivu played in 65 games last season while dealing with a foot injury, recording 16 goals and 36 assists. He will be 35 in November, but if he can stay healthy, he could be in for a big season playing on a line with Teamu Selanne and Joffrey Lupul.

2008-09

The Habs are kind of stuck with Koivu though his contract now vastly exceeds his contributions to the squad. Don't be stuck yourself, in the past, thinking that this guy's still a 70-point center. Kovu had a measly 56 points in 77 games last year. While he scored 75 points in 2006-07, that was only his second 70-point season in his 12-year career. Moreover, Koivu's been usurped by Plekanec as the Habs' top center. Still, those of you who can use a 60-point center should still consider Koivu, as he's set to begin the season centering a line with 27-goal scorer Chris Higgins and newcomer Alex Tanguay.

2007-08

Koivu quietly accomplished three significant feats last season -- 1) he played 81 games; 2) he scored a career-best 75 points (with 43 power-play points); and 3) he proved that his slightly impaired vision (he has a permanent blind spot, albeit miniscule) had no real effect on his game. The 43 PP points were also a career-best. Even with the loss of Souray on the power play, Koivu should still pile up the points and be a mainstay of the first power play unit. Koivu is feistier than most people realize as he racked up 74 PIMs last season and has had 70 PIMs or more in three of his last four campaigns. Be also aware that he was a career worst minus-21. Koivu makes for a good second or third fantasy center, after you've picked up a 90-100 point pivot. Moreover, if the team is out of the playoff hunt by March 1, Koivu could get moved to a more potent offense elsewhere.

2006-07

Koivu is coming off another serious setback. This time the injury he suffered has a certain permanence to it. Even though he has mostly recovered from a stick that detached the retina in his left eye, he has a permanent blind spot or blur in his peripheral vision. Thus far in preseason it does not seem to have effected him much but the regular season will be the ultimate test. Koivu is as high risk-high reward as they come in hockey this year: he'll either retire from the effect of the eye limiting his ability or he'll be a 70-point centerman.

2005-06

Saku Koivu has management, the city and fans all in his corner. He is signed and is the unchallenged leader of this team. Unfortunately, the oft-injured center is always a crapshoot to play a meaningful amount of games. Still, when in the lineup, he is one of the fiercest competitors in the league. Koivu is the top line center and has the talent to back it up.

2004-05