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Mikko Koivu

Mikko Koivu  #9

NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 12, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *7th in the NHL in faceoffs won, 8th in faceoff % as of 11/19 *2nd on team in shots *Totaled 40 shots and has won 131 of 210 faceoffs (62.4) over last nine games *Tied career high with 9 shots and won 22 faceoffs (3rd highest of career) vs. SJ (10/30) *Won 15-of-23 faceoffs (68%) vs. COL (10/9) *37 career shootout goals ranks T-1st in NHL 2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS *Led team in assists, third in scoring *Fifth in TOI/game amongst NHL forwards and 12th in faceoff win percentage *Recorded three assists and season-best plus-3 at NYI (3/18) to become Wild s all-time leading scorer *Missed 17 games and did not participate in Olympics due to ankle fracture suffered vs. WSH (1/4).
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
Quote of the Day

When things aren't going well for us in this city [Toronto], I think there is a lot of overanalyzing going on. You've got the most passionate fans in the world here and a lot of (media) coverage, so you know there's going to be a lot of people giving their two cents worth on us.

— Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series