The Wild's Mikko Koivu is now the team's unquestioned leader. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Since breaking into the league in 2000, the Minnesota Wild have had a rotating captaincy. But that all changed in October when they named Mikko Koivu as full-time captain.
The native of Turku, Finland has embraced his new role on the team and with the departure of Marian Gaborik in the off-season, Koivu has also become the Wild’s offensive leader. He leads the team in assists with 11 and points with 16.
Continuing league's trend toward younger captains, Minnesota tapped the 26-year-old in just his fifth year in the league. THN.com’s Rory Boylen takes a closer look at the new ‘Captain Koivu' as he settles into the driver's seat in Minnesota.
REPORTER: Rory Boylen | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper
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