Mikko Koivu

Fox 9 Sports Now: Jim Rich talks Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild hockey with Lou Nanne

MINNEAPOLIS - It wasn’t that long ago that the Minnesota Wild was the No. 2 team in the Western Conference, and one of the hottest teams in the NHL. But with just three wins in their last 10 games, there’s some reason for concern about the Wild with 24 regular season games to play before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On the night the franchise retired the No. 9 jersey of former captain and fan favorite Mikko Koivu, the Wild lost to the Nashville Predators 6-2 at Xcel Energy Center.
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Former Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu on having jersey retired

(FOX 9) - Former Minnesota Wild Captain Mikko Koivu will once again make history. On Sunday, Koivu will become the first to have his number retired to the raters of the Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota Wild will hold a special retirement ceremony to honor Koivu at 5 p.m. Sunday...

Minnesota Wild to retire Mikko Koivu No. 9 jersey Sunday at Xcel Energy Center

MINNEAPOLIS - Mikko Koivu spent 15 seasons with the Minnesota Wild and on Sunday, will become the first player in franchise history to have his jersey retired at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild host the Nashville Predators, and Koivu will be honored at a pregame ceremony slated to start at...
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Now reconnected with Wild, Mikko Koivu proud to have his No. 9 jersey retired

Mikko Koivu has always been a man of very few words. So the fact that he talked to reporters for nearly 20 minutes Tuesday morning spoke to the importance of the moment. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Wild announced that they will retire Koivu’s No. 9 jersey on March 13 at Xcel Energy Center. The ceremony will take place before the game against the Nashville Predators and will surely be met with raucous cheers for the longtime captain.