Saku Koivu rejects Wild and brother signs with Ducks
Saku Koivu, the Montreal Canadiens' longtime captain and fan favorite, signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Wednesday.
The deal is worth $3.25 million.
Koivu was Montreal's captain for nearly 10 years, tying Jean Beliveau for longest-serving captain in the team's 100-year history. He had 191 goals, 450 assists and 623 penalty minutes with the Canadiens, the only team Koivu has played for during his NHL career.
Koivu successfully overcame non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and returned to hockey seven months after being diagnosed in September 2001
The Wild were thought to be the place he would go to play along side his brother Mikko who is the captain with the Wild