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Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires
Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires

Before Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said one word about the contract extension he received Wednesday through the 2016-17 season, he took a moment to thank Saku Koivu. "Tremendous career, great attribute to us … great human being … everything he did was well-deserved," Boudreau said. Veteran center Koivu, 39, announced his retirement Wednesday after not being offered a new deal at the end of last season by the Ducks and deciding he no longer felt "that desire, that motivation," to continue his career. During this summer, Koivu said his agent was contacted by a few NHL teams, but "that feeling" of wanting to play again "never came back. ...

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