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Mikko Koivu
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Mikko Koivu  #9

NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 12, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS *Fifth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs *Franchise leader in playoff games *Had a 3-game point streak (1-2=3, 4/24-5/1) *Ranks 2nd in NHL in faceoffs won and faceoffs taken...won a playoff career-high 20 faceoffs in Game 6 vs. STL (4/26) *His 57.6 faceoff % led the NHL amongst players that took at least 125 faceoffs during 2014 playoffs 2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Ranked 3rd in the NHL in faceoffs won, 4th in faceoffs taken, 14th in faceoff % *Set career highs in faceoffs taken and faceoffs won *Led team in takeaways (T-15th in NHL), third in assists and shots, fourth in scoring *Tallied assist for 500th career NHL point at NSH (4/9) *Tallied six points (3-3=6) in last 7 games played...22 points 7-15=22) in last 31 games *Tallied three points (2-1=3) vs. LA (3/28) to set franchise record for most career multi-point games (115) *Tied career-high nine shots and won 22-of-28 faceoffs (3rd highest total of career) vs. SJ (10/30)
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL