Saku Koivu became the first Montreal Canadien to ever win the King Clancy Memorial trophy, which is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community.
This just shows what we all knew in Montreal. Well, that Saku Koivu is a good guy. His legacy in Montreal is already huge, the medical equipment he has been able to obtain for the General and his other charity work.
Regardless of what anyone says about his leadership on the ice or in the dressing. This is the kind of of leadership I would hope to see from a Montreal Canadiens captain. True commitment to the city and to his neighbours.
I happen to think he's a heck of a hockey player as well. His play is leadership enough for me. Let's hope the young Habs follow his shining example on the ice, and especially off it.