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Mikko Koivu

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)
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS *Has 19 points (4-15=19) in last 19 games *Ranks T-1st on team in scoring and plus-minus (+6), 2nd in assists (16), 8th amongst NHL forwards in TOI/game (20:35) *Ranks 6th in the NHL in faceoffs won (281) and 7th in faceoffs taken (509) *Had a 7-game point streak (2-6=8, 11/10-11/25) *Skated in 700th career NHL game vs. NSH (11/21) *Recorded career-high 8-game point streak (3-7=10, 10/15-10/30) *Tallied three assists vs. CHI (10/30) *Recorded assist, 6 shots and won 18-of-26 faceoffs at ANA (10/18) PERSONAL *Charitable interests include Children s Hospital, where he is title sponsor of two private patient rooms in the Neuroscience and Epilepsy Center *Supports Manchester United but prefers to play golf and tennis *During the Wild s inaugural 2000-01 season: Was in high school playing for TPS
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016