Minnesota Wild Stalwart Mikko Koivu Meeting Fans (Video)
Koivu is now in his 12th NHL season, all of which occurring in Minnesota. The native of Finland has put together a very solid career, posting 179 goals and 430 assists (entering Friday), with 18 goals and 35 helpers coming this season. The 2012 NHL All-Star was named the Wild franchise’s first captain back in 2009. He was originally selected with the sixth pick in the 2001 draft.
Koivu has also spent significant time competing internationally for his native Finland, including serving as team captain during his nation’s winning of a gold medal in the IIHF World Championship in 2011.