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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)
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *5 points shy of 500 *Ranks T-1st in NHL with 16 game-deciding goals...T-2nd with 39 career shootout goals *3rd in the NHL in faceoffs taken and faceoffs won, 11th in faceoff % *1 of 3 players to play in every game for Wild this season (Coyle, Pominville) *Leads team in takeaways (T-15th in NHL), 3rd in assists and shots, 4th in scoring *17 points (4-13=17) in last 25 games...22 points (5-17=21) in last 32 games *Tallied two assists at EDM (2/20) to tie franchise record for most career multi-point games (Gaborik/Koivu = 114) *Notched GWG in OT at CGY (2/18) *Registered season high 3 assists vs. VAN (2/9) *Had a season high five-game point streak (3-3=6, 11/28-12/9) *Tallied two points (1-1=2) and won 22 of 30 faceoffs vs. NYI (12/9) *Tied career high with 9 shots and won 22 faceoffs (3rd highest of career) vs. SJ (10/30)
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday