Franchise staple Mikko Koivu won't be returning to Wild next season
Franchise staple Mikko Koivu won't be returning to Wild next season

The Wild won’t look the same next season, and not just because of recent roster turnover.Longtime captain Mikko Koivu will not be back after the team announced Friday it won’t re-sign him. Koivu, 37, had been with the organization ever since it drafted him sixth overall in 2001, and through 15 ensuing seasons he assembled the most illustrious career in team history.“Mikko’s legacy will live on forever in our organization,” General Manager Bill Guerin said in a statement.That on-ice legacy started in 2005, when Koivu made his NHL debut, as a rookie out of Turku, Finland. He scored his first goa…

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