Anaheim Ducks re-sign C Saku Koivu to 1-year deal
ANAHEIM, California (AP) Center Saku Koivu has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million to return for his 17th NHL season.
The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday on Twitter.
The 37-year-old Finn scored 38 points in 74 games for the Ducks last season, his third in Anaheim. The former captain of the Montreal Canadiens is a valuable two-way player for the Ducks while centering a line with Teemu Selanne, his friend and longtime teammate with the Finnish national team.
Koivu spent his first 13 NHL seasons in Montreal before joining the Ducks as a free agent. He played in his 1,000th career NHL game on March 12, becoming just the fifth Finnish player to reach the milestone.
Selanne hasn't announced whether he'll return next season.
Updated May 9, 2012