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Saku Koivu

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Saku Antero Koivu (pronounced [ˈsɑku ˈkoi̯ʋu]; born November 23, 1974) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1995–96 after three seasons with TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga. Koivu served as the Canadiens' captain for ten of his 14 years with the club, which makes him the longest captaincy tenure in team history, tied with Jean Béliveau. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saku Koivu has received more than 504,192 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Saku Koivu is the 44th most popular hockey player (up from 45th in 2019), the 369th most popular biography from Finland (down from 313th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Finnish Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Saku Koivu ranks 44 out of 364Before him are Alexander Almetov, Mats Sundin, Bobby Clarke, Konstantin Loktev, Pavol Demitra, and Mark Messier. After him are Viktor Zinger, Ernie Collett, Andrei Khomutov, Art Ross, Yuri Krylov, and Håkan Loob.

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Among people born in 1974, Saku Koivu ranks 220Before him are Jens Nowotny, Inari Vachs, Pavol Demitra, Sonya Walger, Agustín Delgado, and Manuela Schwesig. After him are Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Karisma Kapoor, Kseniya Rappoport, Nelly, Laz Alonso, and Flavio Roma.

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Among people born in Finland, Saku Koivu ranks 369 out of 642Before him are Teemu Pukki (1990), Kalevi Hämäläinen (1932), Carita Holmström (1954), Mirja Lehtonen (1942), Markku Kanerva (1964), and Tuomo Ylipulli (1965). After him are Kurt Wires (1919), Tiina Lillak (1961), Anna-Maja Henriksson (1964), Arto Bryggare (1958), Voitto Hellsten (1932), and Toivo Hyytiäinen (1925).


Among hockey players born in Finland, Saku Koivu ranks 3Before him are Jari Kurri (1960) and Teemu Selänne (1970). After him are Raimo Helminen (1964), Esa Tikkanen (1965), Petteri Nummelin (1972), Jere Lehtinen (1973), Valtteri Filppula (1984), Teppo Numminen (1968), Ville Peltonen (1973), Olli Jokinen (1978), and Kimmo Timonen (1975).