When I was a kid, Alex Kovalev (#27) and Saku Koivu (#11) were the Montreal Canadiens superstars. I grew up admiring these two hockey players. Today, Alex Galchenyuk (wearing #27) and Brendan Gallagher (wearing #11) are the Montreal Canadiens superstars.
On April 9th, 2002, when I was standing on the blue line right there… what you gave me that night was one of the biggest gifts I have ever been given. And on behalf of my family, and myself, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Je t'aime pour toujours, Montreal! Merci beaucoup!
“People always say that Saku is an incredibly skilled player. He controls the puck, has situations well in hand, and is such a brilliant skater. Yes, Saku has all these, but first of all he has the tremendous will to be the best. He never gives up.”