Like many NHLers, Mikko Koivu doesn’t know the meaning of taking a break. On top of his time with the Minnesota Wild, the Finland native has been a member of five World Championships teams, two Olympic squads and will make his second appearance in the World Cup of Hockey this September as the captain of the Finnish team. All in all, Koivu has put a fair amount of mileage on his body over his career. In the last season alone he managed to log over 1634 minutes of ice time, the eighth most for a 32-year-old centerman in the modern era. Add in the 1542 minutes he skated during the 2014-15 campaign and that total reaches 3176 minutes, the fifth highest mark of any center over that two season stretch.
Part five of our 2016-17 preview will look at the remaining three teams in the Metropolitan Division and the top two teams in the Pacific Division. Feel free to check out Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four of the series if you haven’t done so already. Editor's Note: This is your chance to try FanDuel risk free! Sign up today and if you lose your first contest, you’ll be refunded the entry fee up to $10. Play now! Carolina Hurricanes 2015-16: 35-31-16 record, 10th in the Eastern Conference Noteworthy Gains: Teuvo Teravainen, Bryan Bickell, Lee Stempniak, Viktor Stalberg Noteworthy Losses: James Wisniewski, Riley Nash Biggest Strength: The Hurricanes have produced a good group of young