Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
2014-15 Single Game Tickets Season Ticket Holder Central Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest MN Wild App
Minnesota Wild Preview
 

Fantasy Spotlight: MIN vs. PHX

Which Wild player should shine in your fantasy lineup?

Sunday, 01.02.2011 / 11:55 AM / Preview
By Carly Peters  - Media Relations Coordinator
X
Share with your Friends


Fantasy Spotlight: MIN vs. PHX


Fantasy Pick: Mikko Koivu


Wild Captain Mikko Koivu plays with such passion and intensity that he'd be a good bet for your fantasy team any night the Wild plays. But Mikko earns the fantasy spotlight for tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes for a few special reasons.

Perhaps the biggest driving force behind Koivu's play is his ability to lead his team to wins, especially if it's been struggling. The Wild's 4-2-1 record in it's last seven isn't exactly "struggling," but after the Wild ended 2010 with a disappointing loss to the Nashville Predators, Mikko is just the type of player who will go all out to ensure his team gets back on a hot streak with a win.

Koivu leads the Wild with three points (1-2=3), a +2 rating and eight shots in two games against the Coyotes this season. He also has two goals in his last three games overall and ranks second on the Wild with 30 points (9-21=30) this season.

Tonight's game will mark Koivu's 400th career game in the NHL. If he decides to have a three-assist night, he'll also reach the 200 career assists marker. Mikko ranks second on the Wild's all-time assist charts.

To get more information on Wild Fantasy Hockey and join the fun today, click here.

divider
wild.com is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild, wild.com, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.


About Us | FAQs | Contact Us | Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices

>