Numbers Game: Mikko Koivu
The 2010-2011 version of the Wild will start to take some shape later this month with the NHL Entry Draft, followed closely by free agency. Before that happens, let's take a look at some of the numbers by players that will likely be a part of Year X. Today, we look at the Wild's first-ever permanent captain: Mikko Koivu.
159. . . Games that Koivu played in the last two seasons out of a possible 164.
20. . . Multi-point games recorded by Koivu last season; eight more than Martin Havlat, who had the second-highest total.
-2. . . Koivu's 2009-10 plus/minus ranking, which was his lowest since his rookie season in 2004-05.
T-6th. . . The captain's rank in NHL shootout goals (20) since shootouts were instituted in the NHL in 2005.
864. . . Faceoffs won by the first-line center, ranking second in the NHL.