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Saku Koivu     \SA-koo KOI-voo\

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10 (178 cm) ▪ Weight: 182 lbs. (83 kg)

Born: November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland
Draft: Montreal, 1st round (21st overall), 1993 NHL Entry
Contract: 1 year/$3,500,000
2014-15 Cap Hit: $3,500,000.00 (full contract info at capgeek.com)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com




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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Nov 28, 2014 12:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 82 20 25 45 18 -7 40 9 8 3 2 18 6 1 136 14.7 Calder-4
1996-97 22 MTL NHL 50 17 39 56 20 7 38 12 5 0 3 26 12 1 135 12.6
1997-98 23 MTL NHL 69 14 43 57 19 8 48 10 2 2 3 23 19 1 145 9.7
1998-99 24 MTL NHL 65 14 30 44 16 -7 38 8 4 2 0 15 14 1 145 9.7 1302 20:02
1999-00 25 MTL NHL 24 3 18 21 7 7 14 2 1 0 0 11 6 1 53 5.7 461 19:13
2000-01 26 MTL NHL 54 17 30 47 17 2 40 10 7 0 3 18 10 2 113 15.0 1155 21:23
2001-02 27 MTL NHL 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0 42 13:57 Masterton-1
2002-03 28 MTL NHL 82 21 50 71 25 5 72 15 5 1 5 33 17 0 147 14.3 1578 19:14 Selke-31
2003-04 29 MTL NHL 68 14 41 55 19 -5 52 9 5 0 3 31 10 0 112 12.5 1312 19:18
2005-06 31 MTL NHL 72 17 45 62 21 1 70 12 5 0 4 23 22 0 138 12.3 1334 18:31
2006-07 32 MTL NHL 81 22 53 75 26 -21 74 10 11 1 4 19 32 2 154 14.3 1467 18:07 Clancy-1
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 77 16 40 56 19 -4 93 8 8 0 3 19 19 2 150 10.7 1395 18:07 Byng-27,Selke-25
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 65 16 34 50 18 4 44 11 5 0 5 20 12 2 123 13.0 1108 17:03 Byng-63
2009-10 35 ANA NHL 71 19 33 52 19 14 36 13 5 1 6 20 11 2 124 15.3 1319 18:35 Selke-26
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 75 15 30 45 16 -8 36 11 4 0 3 19 11 0 104 14.4 1435 19:08 Byng-48
2011-12 37 ANA NHL 74 11 27 38 13 7 50 11 0 0 1 21 6 0 107 10.3 1341 18:08
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 47 8 19 27 9 4 18 4 4 0 0 15 4 0 55 14.5 827 17:36 Byng-46,Selke-35
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 65 11 18 29 11 3 46 10 0 1 1 15 0 3 81 13.6 978 15:03
13 yrs MTL NHL 792 191 450 641 225 -10 623 116 66 9 35 258 179 13 1553 12.3 11154 18:52
5 yrs ANA NHL 332 64 127 191 69 20 186 49 13 2 11 90 32 5 471 13.6 5901 17:46
Career NHL 1124 255 577 832 294 10 809 165 79 11 46 348 211 18 2024 12.6 17055 18:28

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 82 0.24 0.30 0.55 0.22 0.49 1.66 19 24 43 17 63 22 76 28 -7 2.5 0.8 3.3 Calder-4
1996-97 22 MTL NHL 50 0.34 0.78 1.12 0.39 0.76 2.70 18 41 59 21 68 21 51 11 7 4.8 0.8 5.5
1997-98 23 MTL NHL 69 0.20 0.62 0.83 0.27 0.70 2.10 16 49 65 22 78 30 51 11 8 4.5 1.1 5.6
1998-99 24 MTL NHL 65 0.22 0.46 0.68 0.24 0.58 2.23 16 34 50 18 68 27 54 6 -7 2.5 1.5 4.0
1999-00 25 MTL NHL 24 0.13 0.75 0.88 0.27 0.58 2.21 3 19 22 7 27 10 11 1 7 1.2 0.9 2.2
2000-01 26 MTL NHL 54 0.31 0.56 0.87 0.32 0.74 2.09 19 32 51 19 68 27 44 5 2 3.4 1.6 5.0
2001-02 27 MTL NHL 3 0.00 0.67 0.67 0.18 0.00 0.67 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0.1 0.0 0.1 Masterton-1
2002-03 28 MTL NHL 82 0.26 0.61 0.87 0.30 0.88 1.79 24 55 79 28 87 26 66 10 5 5.6 1.8 7.4 Selke-31
2003-04 29 MTL NHL 68 0.21 0.60 0.81 0.27 0.76 1.65 16 47 63 22 83 31 68 11 -5 4.1 1.3 5.4
2005-06 31 MTL NHL 72 0.24 0.63 0.86 0.30 0.97 1.92 17 43 60 21 88 43 56 12 1 3.9 1.6 5.5
2006-07 32 MTL NHL 81 0.27 0.65 0.93 0.33 0.91 1.90 23 53 76 27 109 64 82 16 -21 5.9 1.0 6.9 Clancy-1
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 77 0.21 0.52 0.73 0.25 1.21 1.95 18 43 61 22 86 43 58 11 -4 3.9 1.2 5.1 Byng-27,Selke-25
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 65 0.25 0.52 0.77 0.28 0.68 1.89 17 35 52 19 79 34 52 11 4 3.9 1.3 5.2 Byng-63
2009-10 35 ANA NHL 71 0.27 0.46 0.73 0.27 0.51 1.75 21 35 56 21 78 26 55 17 14 4.1 1.8 5.9 Selke-26
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 75 0.20 0.40 0.60 0.21 0.48 1.39 17 32 49 18 77 28 71 14 -8 2.4 1.3 3.7 Byng-48
2011-12 37 ANA NHL 74 0.15 0.36 0.51 0.18 0.68 1.45 12 30 42 15 69 14 65 17 7 1.7 1.9 3.6
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 47 0.17 0.40 0.57 0.20 0.38 1.17 15 35 50 18 32 8 31 11 4 1.6 1.0 2.6 Byng-46,Selke-35
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 65 0.17 0.28 0.45 0.17 0.71 1.25 12 20 32 12 3 1.8 0.8 2.6
13 yrs MTL NHL 792 0.24 0.57 0.81 0.28 0.79 1.96 206 477 683 242 906 378 671 133 -10 46.3 14.9 61.2
5 yrs ANA NHL 332 0.19 0.38 0.58 0.21 0.56 1.42 77 152 229 83 256 76 222 59 20 11.5 6.9 18.4
Career NHL 1124 0.23 0.51 0.74 0.26 0.72 1.80 283 629 912 326 1162 454 893 192 10 57.8 21.8 79.6

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 6 3 1 4 2 2 8 3 0 0 0 13 23.1
1996-97 22 MTL NHL 5 1 3 4 1 1 10 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
1997-98 23 MTL NHL 6 2 3 5 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 14 14.3
2001-02 27 MTL NHL 12 4 6 10 4 2 4 3 1 0 1 16 25.0 191 15:54
2003-04 29 MTL NHL 11 3 8 11 4 1 10 1 2 0 0 27 11.1 226 20:34
2005-06 31 MTL NHL 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 43 14:24
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 7 3 6 9 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 17 17.6 137 19:33
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 4 0 3 3 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 71 17:45
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 6 1 6 7 2 -2 6 1 0 0 0 7 14.3 110 18:19
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 7 1 2 3 1 -4 6 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 125 17:53
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 13 0 1 1 0 -3 8 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 166 12:44
Career NHL 80 18 41 59 21 2 62 11 7 0 1 122 14.8 1069 16:57

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1990-91 16 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 24 20 28 48 26
1990-91 16 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 13 3 7 10 6
1991-92 17 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 12 3 7 10 6
1991-92 17 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 25 28 53 57
1991-92 17 Finland EJC-A 6 3 5 8 18
1992-93 18 TPS Turku Finland 46 3 7 10 28
1992-93 18 Finland Nat-Tm 4 2 2 4 2
1992-93 18 Finland WJC-A 7 1 8 9 6
1992-93 18 Finland WC-A 6 0 1 1 2
1993-94 19 TPS Turku Finland 47 23 30 53 42
1993-94 19 Finland WJC-A 7 3 6 9 12
1993-94 19 Finland Nat-Tm 7 2 3 5 12
1993-94 19 Finland Olympics 8 4 3 7 12
1993-94 19 Finland WC-A 8 5 6 11 4
1994-95 20 TPS Turku Finland 45 27 47 74 73
1994-95 20 Finland Nat-Tm 7 1 5 6 8
1994-95 20 Finland WC-A 8 5 5 10 18
1996-97 22 Finland W-Cup 4 1 3 4 4
1996-97 22 Finland Nat-Tm 7 1 5 6 8
1996-97 22 Finland WC-A 6 2 2 4 2
1997-98 23 Finland Olympics 6 2 8 10 4
1998-99 24 Finland WC-A 9 4 12 16 4
2002-03 28 Finland WC-A 7 1 10 11 3 4 0 1 0 0
2004-05 30 Finland W-Cup 6 3 1 4 2
2004-05 30 TPS Turku Finland 20 8 8 16 28
2005-06 31 Finland Olympics 8 3 8 11 5 12 0 3 0 0
2007-08 33 Finland WC-A 6 0 3 3 -3 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 35 Finland Olympics 6 0 2 2 1 6 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season EJC-A 6 3 5 8 18
Career 2 Seasons Fin-Jr. 47 28 35 63 63
Career 2 Seasons Fin-U18 36 23 35 58 32
Career 4 Seasons Finland 158 61 92 153 171
Career 4 Seasons Nat-Tm 25 6 15 21 30
Career 4 Seasons Olympics 28 9 21 30 6 34 0 3 0 0
Career 2 Seasons W-Cup 10 4 4 8 6
Career 7 Seasons WC-A 50 17 39 56 0 38 0 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 4 14 18 18

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1991-92 17 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 5 9 14 6
1992-93 18 TPS Turku Finland 11 3 2 5 2
1993-94 19 TPS Turku Finland 11 4 8 12 16
1994-95 20 TPS Turku Finland 13 7 10 17 16
2004-05 30 TPS Turku Finland 6 3 2 5 30
Career 1 Season Fin-Jr. 8 5 9 14 6
Career 4 Seasons Finland 41 17 22 39 64
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1994 FIN 4 3 12
2 1998 FIN 2 8 1 4 16 6
3 2006 FIN 3 8 5 12 16 8
4 2010 FIN 0 2 1 6 10 7
Car 9 21 7 34 42 21

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 17 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Saku Koivu 7.4 6.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.2 0.1
Cliff Ronning 91.6 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.5 1.7 1.6 0.8
Bryan Smolinski 90.3 6.8 6.4 5.8 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.8 0.2
Syd Howe 90.3 6.2 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.1
Trevor Linden 88.8 7.6 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.4
Butch Goring 88.5 7.8 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 3.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.4
Dave Keon 88.0 8.9 7.4 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.8 2.9
Andrew Brunette 87.5 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
Ted Kennedy 86.8 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 2.0 0.0 0.0
John Bucyk 86.5 12.2 7.5 7.2 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.0 2.8 1.4 0.1
Alex Delvecchio 86.1 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.0 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Saku Koivu 7.4 6.9 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.2 0.1
Cliff Ronning 91.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.5 3.0 1.7 1.6 0.8
Syd Howe 90.7 6.2 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.0 1.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Bryan Smolinski 90.3 6.8 6.4 5.8 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.8 0.2
Claude Lemieux 89.6 7.6 6.8 6.4 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.2 2.4 2.3 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Butch Goring 88.5 7.8 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 3.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.4
Trevor Linden 87.6 7.6 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.0 0.7
Andrew Brunette 87.5 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
Dave Keon 87.3 8.9 7.4 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.8 2.9 1.3 -0.9
Ted Kennedy 86.8 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 2.0 0.0 0.0
Scott Young 86.1 9.8 6.2 5.8 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.5 2.4 0.9 -0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 30, 1999: Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to shoulder injury vs. NY Rangers, October 30, 1999.

September 6, 2001: Missed majority of 2001-02 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, September 6, 2001.

October 21, 2004: Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 21, 2004.

July 8, 2009: Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 8, 2009.

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