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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
Relatives: Mikko Koivu (brother)

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


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NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 82 20 25 45 -7 40 9 8 3 2 18 6 1 136 14.7 Calder-4
1996-97 22 MTL NHL 50 17 39 56 7 38 12 5 0 3 26 12 1 135 12.6
1997-98 23 MTL NHL 69 14 43 57 8 48 10 2 2 3 23 19 1 145 9.7
1998-99 24 MTL NHL 65 14 30 44 -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 14 2 1 0 0 11 6 1 53 5.7 461 19:13
2000-01 26 MTL NHL 54 17 30 47 2 40 10 7 0 3 18 10 2 113 15.0 1155 21:23
2001-02 27 MTL NHL 3 0 2 2 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 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 -5 52 9 5 0 3 31 10 0 112 12.5 1312 19:18
2005-06 31 MTL NHL 72 17 45 62 1 70 12 5 0 4 23 22 0 138 12.3 1334 18:31
2006-07 32 MTL NHL 81 22 53 75 -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 -4 93 8 8 0 3 19 19 2 150 10.7 255 1395 18:07 701 640 52.3 41 29 49 43 Byng-27,Selke-26
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 65 16 34 50 4 44 11 5 0 5 20 12 2 123 13.0 218 1108 17:03 607 515 54.1 43 21 38 30 Byng-63
2009-10 35 ANA NHL 71 19 33 52 14 36 13 5 1 6 20 11 2 124 15.3 197 1319 18:35 571 538 51.5 59 17 31 42 Selke-26
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 75 15 30 45 -8 36 11 4 0 3 19 11 0 104 14.4 189 1435 19:08 707 632 52.8 48 35 29 32 Byng-48
2011-12 37 ANA NHL 74 11 27 38 7 50 11 0 0 1 21 6 0 107 10.3 192 1341 18:08 635 579 52.3 54 24 35 37
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 47 8 19 27 4 18 4 4 0 0 15 4 0 55 14.5 108 827 17:36 437 414 51.4 31 15 14 21 Byng-46,Selke-35
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 65 11 18 29 3 46 10 0 1 1 15 0 3 81 13.6 129 978 15:03 538 529 50.4 29 30 25 34
13 yrs MTL NHL 792 191 450 641 -10 623 116 66 9 35 258 179 13 1553 12.3 1753 11154 18:52 1308 1155 53.1 84 50 87 73
5 yrs ANA NHL 332 64 127 191 20 186 49 13 2 11 90 32 5 471 13.6 815 5901 17:46 2888 2692 51.8 221 121 134 166
Career NHL 1124 255 577 832 10 809 165 79 11 46 348 211 18 2024 12.6 2568 17055 18:29 4196 3847 52.2 305 171 221 239

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 77 961 1016 48.6 1.6 685 738 48.1 1.2 8.5 91.4 100.0 49.2 50.8
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 65 764 802 48.8 0.5 536 605 47.0 -0.6 10.9 91.7 102.7 45.5 54.5
2009-10 35 ANA NHL 71 930 883 51.3 4.0 726 715 50.4 3.1 9.3 93.5 102.8 50.2 49.8
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 75 904 1188 43.2 -2.5 681 902 43.0 -3.5 9.6 91.4 101.1 42.2 57.8
2011-12 37 ANA NHL 74 929 911 50.5 2.1 711 671 51.4 3.4 11.0 90.6 101.6 48.5 51.5
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 47 558 548 50.5 3.2 395 405 49.4 0.1 8.2 93.9 102.1 43.9 56.1
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 65 712 839 45.9 -7.1 531 619 46.2 -7.1 9.3 92.0 101.3 44.1 55.9
5 yrs ANA NHL 332 4033 4369 48.0 -0.5 3044 3312 47.9 -1.1 9.6 92.1 101.7 45.7 54.3
2 yrs MTL NHL 142 1725 1818 48.7 1.1 1221 1343 47.6 0.4 9.6 91.6 101.2 47.5 52.5
Career NHL 474 5758 6187 48.2 -0.1 4265 4655 47.8 -0.6 9.6 92.0 101.6 46.2 53.8

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 82 18 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 20 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 19 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 16 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 7 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 17 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 1 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 25 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 19 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 21 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 26 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 19 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-26
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 65 18 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 19 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 16 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 13 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 9 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 11 0.17 0.28 0.45 0.17 0.71 1.25 12 20 32 12 40 1 51 15 3 1.8 0.8 2.6
13 yrs MTL NHL 792 225 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 69 0.19 0.38 0.58 0.21 0.56 1.42 77 152 229 83 296 77 273 74 20 11.5 6.9 18.4
Career NHL 1124 294 0.23 0.51 0.74 0.26 0.72 1.80 283 629 912 326 1202 455 944 207 10 57.8 21.8 79.6

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1995-96 21 MTL NHL 6 3 1 4 2 8 3 0 0 0 13 23.1
1996-97 22 MTL NHL 5 1 3 4 1 10 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
1997-98 23 MTL NHL 6 2 3 5 4 2 1 1 0 0 14 14.3
2001-02 27 MTL NHL 12 4 6 10 2 4 3 1 0 1 16 25.0 191 15:54
2003-04 29 MTL NHL 11 3 8 11 1 10 1 2 0 0 27 11.1 226 20:34
2005-06 31 MTL NHL 3 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 43 14:24
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 7 3 6 9 1 4 1 2 0 0 17 17.6 36 137 19:33 84 64 56.8 11 3 6 2
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 4 0 3 3 -1 2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 11 71 17:45 34 32 51.5 7 2 3 1
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 6 1 6 7 -2 6 1 0 0 0 7 14.3 14 110 18:19 50 47 51.5 9 1 2 1
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 7 1 2 3 -4 6 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 14 125 17:53 72 65 52.6 8 3 1 4
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 13 0 1 1 -3 8 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 24 166 12:44 100 77 56.5 14 6 1 4
Career NHL 80 18 41 59 2 62 11 7 0 1 122 14.8 180 1069 16:58 340 285 54.4 49 15 13 12

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 33 MTL NHL 7 113 107 51.4 -0.9 75 79 48.7 -4.0 13.2 90.7 103.9 58.0 42.0
2008-09 34 MTL NHL 4 64 53 54.7 7.1 49 42 53.8 6.5 8.6 87.5 96.1 61.0 39.0
2010-11 36 ANA NHL 6 76 90 45.8 -1.6 52 65 44.4 -4.0 11.4 87.5 98.9 34.6 65.4
2012-13 38 ANA NHL 7 95 101 48.5 -3.1 71 80 47.0 -6.3 5.4 87.3 92.6 42.0 58.0
2013-14 39 ANA NHL 13 113 158 41.7 -4.7 80 105 43.2 -4.8 6.4 91.3 97.7 41.1 58.9
3 yrs ANA NHL 26 284 349 44.9 -3.1 203 250 44.8 -4.8 7.2 89.0 96.2 39.8 60.2
2 yrs MTL NHL 11 177 160 52.5 1.8 124 121 50.6 -0.4 11.4 89.5 100.9 59.0 41.0
Career NHL 37 461 509 47.5 -1.3 327 371 46.8 -3.2 8.8 89.1 98.0 46.8 53.2

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- 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 Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- 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 2014-15)
Thru 18 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 18
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 2.6 2.2 0.1
Cliff Ronning 91.7 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
Dave Keon 90.1 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
Trevor Linden 89.0 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 0.7
Syd Howe 87.4 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 86.9 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
Andrew Brunette 85.5 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
Butch Goring 85.3 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
Steve Thomas 84.7 8.3 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.7 -0.5
Claude Lemieux 84.6 7.6 6.8 6.4 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.2 2.4 2.3 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Alex Delvecchio 84.4 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.1 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 2.6 2.2 0.1
Cliff Ronning 91.7 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
Dave Keon 90.1 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
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 2.0 1.0 0.7
Syd Howe 87.4 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
Claude Lemieux 87.4 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
Bryan Smolinski 86.9 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
Scott Mellanby 85.7 6.9 6.4 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.9 4.2 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.3 0.5 -0.1
Andrew Brunette 85.5 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
Butch Goring 85.3 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
Steve Thomas 84.7 8.3 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.7 -0.5

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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