|Marian Gaborik (left) had been the Wild's previous franchise leader in points.|
Koivu is already the Wild leader in assists with 311. He currently sits second in games played (588) amd second in goals (127). He is in his ninth season with the Wild, and was the team's first round draft pick (6th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He has served as the team captain since the 2009-10 season, becoming the first permanent captain in team history.
Here are some of our favorite Mikko memories from over the years.
Mikko gives the Wild a 2-1 lead late in Game 2 of the 2008 Western Quarterfinals
Falling down goal against Tampa.
Mikko beats Russia in the 2007 World Championships
Koivu "Kronwalls" Kronwall to set up the GWG
Suter to Parise to Koivu.
Congrats to Mikko Koivu, and here's to many more memories in a Wild uniform!
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