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Saku Koivu Montreal Canadiens Black/Blue CCM Game Used Stick – Autographed
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Saku Koivu Montreal Canadiens Black/Blue CCM Game Used Stick – Autographed
Lot #454

This black/blue CCM Groovelite 1052 hockey stick was game used by Saku Koivu while playing for the Montreal Canadiens. The Montreal Canadiens selected Koivu in the 1st round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. After leaving Turku, Finland in 1995, Koivu embarked on an NHL career that began in 1995-96 with the Canadiens and continued through 2013-14 in Anaheim. Koivu is tied with Jean Beliveau as the longest serving Captain in the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, having served in that role for 10 of his 14 seasons in Montreal. Saku was also the first European born player to serve in that distinguished role for Les Habitants.

In September of 2001, Koivu learned that he was suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, causing him to miss nearly the entire 2001-02 campaign. His remarkable comeback and the continuance of his NHL career have proven quite inspirational to many and won him the 2001-02 Bill Masterton Trophy. Saku was also the recipient of the 2006-07 King Clancy Memorial Award. This NHL All Star has also partaken in 2 World Cups of Hockey, numerous World Championships and 4 Olympics in representation of his native Finland.

This CCM stick has the player name “Koivu” stamped on the side. The stick is fully taped on the butt. The blade tape has been removed so Saku could autograph it. The stick is uncracked and in beautiful condition.