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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 *Ranks T-1st in NHL with 16 game-deciding goals and T-3rd with 38 career shootout goals *3rd in the NHL in faceoffs taken, 4th in faceoffs won, T-13th in faceoff % *7 points (2-5=7) in last 8 games...12 points (2-10=12) in last 12 games...17 points (3-14=17) in last 19 games *T-2nd on team in assists, 3rd in shots, 4th in scoring *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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We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.

— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday
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