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VIDEO: The NHL's new 'Captain Koivu'

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Since breaking into the league in 2000, the Minnesota Wild have had a rotating captaincy. But that all changed in October when they named Mikko Koivu as full-time captain.

The native of Turku, Finland has embraced his new role on the team and with the departure of Marian Gaborik in the off-season, Koivu has also become the Wild’s offensive leader. He leads the team in assists with 11 and points with 16.

Continuing league's trend toward younger captains, Minnesota tapped the 26-year-old in just his fifth year in the league.’s Rory Boylen takes a closer look at the new ‘Captain Koivu' as he settles into the driver's seat in Minnesota.

REPORTER: Rory Boylen | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

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