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Saku Koivu saluted at Montreal retirement ceremony
Saku Koivu saluted at Montreal retirement ceremony

In an emotional close to his career, retired Ducks center and former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu was honored Thursday night in a pregame ceremony at Bell Center. “I should be the one here applauding to you,” Koivu said in a speech that followed extended applause as he took his spot on the ice behind a microphone wearing his No. 11 Canadiens jersey with a captain’s “C” on it. “Thank you for the amazing, great memories. I will always be a Hab at my heart.” The 40-year-old Koivu retired in September after helping the Ducks reach Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the eventual Stanley Cup champion Kings, saying that he no...

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