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Wild announce longtime captain Mikko Koivu will not be re-signed

For the first time since in 15 years, the Minnesota Wild will be preparing to embark on a campaign without Mikko Koivu in the fold.

On Friday, the Wild released a statement from general manager Bill Guerin stating that the first and only full-time captain in franchise history will not be returning to Minnesota for a 16th season. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Mikko Koivu was a true leader both on and off the ice during his 15-year career with the Wild.