Mikko Koivu - Personal

Personal

On or off the ice, Koivu is known to be extremely competitive. His older brother, Saku Koivu was the longtime captain of the Montreal Canadiens, but now plays with the Anaheim Ducks and is an alternate captain there. Their father is Jukka Koivu, the former head coach of TPS, for which both Saku and Mikko have played. A few of Koivu's best friends are his national team collaborator Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes and Koivus teammate Kurtis Foster. He spends summers with his family and friends in Turku, Finland, his hometown. Koivu owns a suite in the Xcel Energy Center, which he shares with teammates Niklas Backstrom and Nick Schultz. It is called M&N's Suite 4 Kids and they donate it to children with serious medical conditions. Koivu served in the Finnish Army during the summer of 2011 as a conscript. On October 14, 2011, Koivu donated two rooms to the Minnesota Children's Hospital epilepsy and neurological unit.

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