Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's number in March

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The Minnesota Wild will raise Mikko Koivu's No. 9 to the rafters on March 13.

Koivu, the team's longtime captain and all-time points leader, will be the first player in franchise history to have his jersey retired.

The 38-year-old ended his career in February as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets after signing with them for his final campaign. Before that, he played 15 seasons with the Wild, wearing the "C" on a full-time basis for 11 of them after serving as a co-captain in 2008-09.

Koivu is also Minnesota's all-time leader in games played (1,028) and assists (504) in addition to having produced a club-best 709 points. He represented Finland 14 times, captaining the country's World Cup of Hockey squad in 2016.

The Wild drafted him sixth overall in 2001.

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