In 2010 with the Ducks, Koivu had 19 goals and 33 assists in 71 games, ramping up his league ranking from 130th in 2009 to 112th, 84th among all forwards. You can definitely say he had a bit of a resurgence in Anaheim, which was likely the reason for him to stay with the team.
|Corey Perry||Lubomir Visnovsky||Jonas Hiller|
|Ryan Getzlaf||Toni Lydman||Curtis McElhinney|
|Saku Koivu||Steve Eminger|
|Jason Blake||Sheldon Brookbank|
The Ducks are not quite the same as they were in July of 2009, with some key names departed and some unsigned, there is a different feel to this club, less than 12 hours into free agency.
With the Koivu signing done, Toni Lydman added to the list, the Ducks now have 16 players signed on for the 2011 season at an approximate annual cap hit of $40.9 million. This is just another team taking the budgeted approach to the 2011 season, possibly trying to find that home run of a player that will make them look extra savvy down the stretch. The Ducks are still expecting to sign Bobby Ryan and James Wisniewski, two of their key restricted free agents.