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TORONTO/NEW YORK (August 22, 2016) – The Finnish Ice Hockey Association announced today that Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu will serve as Team Finland’s Captain at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Koivu has registered 161 goals and 556 points over 11 NHL seasons and has been Captain of the Wild since 2009. In addition, Koivu, 33, has served as captain of Team Finland in three IIHF World Championship tournaments, including its 2011 championship squad.

In September, eight teams — Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA — will compete in the two-week tournament, featuring more than 170 of the best players in the NHL. All tournament games will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016, visit www.wch2016.com. #WCH2016

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