Less than a month after being discarded by the Anaheim Ducks, veteran NHL player Saku Koivu has put his California house on the real-estate market -- for $6.5999 million.
Koivu and his wife, Hanna, purchased the property in October 2009 for $4.975 million, according to public records. Koivu, 39, played the past five seasons with the Ducks after spending more than a decade with the Montreal Canadiens. The Ducks chose not to re-sign the Finnish veteran. His home, in Irvine, Cal., is a Tuscan-style residence, combining formal living spaces and casual indoor-outdoor environments, featuring a fossilized stone and reclaimed brick exterior with antique roof tiles and five fireplaces salvaged from France. It has nearly 7,400 square feet of living space, which includes a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, a courtyard with a fireplace and a covered loggia of more than 1,000 square feet. An outdoor kitchen and a pool also reside on the half-acre grounds. Koivu said recently he is considering retirement.