In Sunday’s win over the Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu set the record for most games played in a Wild sweater. His 744 career games with the Wild surpassed former Wild defenseman Nick Schultz’s 743 games.
The next closest player is Pierre-Marc Bouchard with 565 games. Niklas Backstrom’s 409 games is the most among active players outside of Koivu.
Koivu is the face of the young franchise as the team’s all-time leader in points (543), assists (386), shots (1,764) and multi-point games (122).
In response to his record-setting night the Wild offered an in-game tribute video that you can watch below.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 28, 2016
After the game, Wild winger Charlie Coyle said of the video, “It gave me chills.”
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Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.