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Mikko Koivu
Mikko Koivu
Center  - MIN
(MEE-koh KOY-voo)
Number: 9
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 12, 1983  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Drafted: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
Has appeared in 433 games in six seasons with Minnesota, tallying 317 points (96-221=317) and 306 PIM...Owns 72 career multi-point games (51-15-6)…Ranks first on Wild’s all-time list in assists, second in multi-point games, shots and SHG, third in points, tied for third in goals, and seventh in games played…Has won 52.8% of faceoffs in his career…Ranks tied for seventh in NHL with 23 shootout goals in 52 career attempts (44.2%).


Ranked first on team in assists (45), tied for first in scoring (62) and second with a +4 rating...Skated in 71 games and led team forwards in TOI (19:29)…Won 52.8% of faceoffs…Netted first career penalty shot goal vs. MTL (3/20)...Recorded two assists including 300th NHL point at COL (2/3)...Tallied two PPG at SJ (1/22)...Won 18 of 21 faceoffs at PIT (1/8)...Tied franchise record and personal best with four assists, and was career-best +4 in 400th game vs. PHX (1/2); 3rd assist was 200th in his career...Recorded three points (1-2=3) in 3-1 win at CGY (12/18)...Notched four-game point streak (1-5=6, 12/4-12/12)...Tied career-high with seven-game point streak (1-6=7,10/19-11/2)...Tallied three points (2-1=3) including GWG vs. EDM (10/14)...Registered eight shots and won 21 of 25 faceoffs at CAR (10/8)...Missed 11 games (2/20-3/11) with broken finger suffered vs. ANA (2/18).

Led Wild in points (71) and assists (49) for second consecutive season and set new career highs in goals (22), assists and points…Assist total was one shy of team record (50 by Bouchard 2007-08) and point total was third highest in team history…Ranked tied for 16th in NHL in assists and tied for 23rd in scoring…Led team forwards in TOI (20:44) and ranked first on Wild with 20 multi-point games… Wild went 15-4-1 when he recorded multiple points…Ranked second on team with eight PPG and third in goals…Was 5-for-12 in shootouts (41.7%)…Ranked second in NHL in face-offs won, seventh in faceoffs taken and eighth in faceoff % (56.9)…Recorded pair of goals vs. DAL (4/10) in career high 27:41 of ice time…Won 17-of-19 faceoffs taken vs. VAN (2/14)…Recorded career-high six-game assist streak (1-7=8, 12/23-1/2)…Had nine points (3-6=9) over five-game stretch (11/27-12/5)…Skated in 300th NHL game at TB (11/12)…Potted GWG and two assists at TOR (11/10) to reach 200 points in career… Notched an assist in four straight games (0-5=5, 10/24-10/30)…Tallied goal, assist and deciding shootout goal vs. COL (10/21)…Named first full-time captain in team history (10/20)…Missed two games with an arm injury (3/25, 3/26).

Led Wild in points (20-47=67), assists (47), SHG (three) and ranked third in goals (20)…Had team-best 16 multi-point games…Served as Wild captain four months (Oct., Nov., Jan., March/April), the second time in team history player has served as captain four times in season (Bombardir 2002-03)…Ranked third in NHL in faceoffs won (857) and fourth in faceoffs taken (1,625) for a 52.9 percent rate….Wild went 14-3-1 when Koivu scored a goal, and 12-3-1 when he notched two or more points…Had points in each of last three games – all Wild wins – with five points (2-3=5) and a +3 rating in that span… Tallied first career OT goal in 4-3 OT win at SJ (3/5)…Scored 50th career goal and added two assists at CHI (1/19)…Notched 100th career assist at PHX (12/11)…Recorded career-high seven-game point streak (5-6=11, 11/24-12/5)…Tallied career high four assists and five points (1-4=5) at FLA (10/16)… Registered three straight multi-point games (1-8=9, 10/11-10/16)…Became first NHL player to record nine or more points in team’s first three games of a season since Adam Oates did so for the Bruins in 1993-94 (4-5=9)…Was just sixth player to record eight assists in team’s first three games of a season, and the first since Pittsburgh’s John Cullen and Kevin Stevens in 1990-91, according to Elias Sports Bureau…Missed three games with knee injury (3/22-3/28) – team lost two games without him.

Led Wild forwards in average/TOI (20:54)...Ranked second on team with +13 rating...Recorded five points (2-3=5) during four-game point streak (10/10-10/16)...Notched assist vs. NSH (2/17) for 100th career NHL point...Collected five-game assist streak (0-6=6, 3/9-3/19)…Streak tied team-high...Recorded two points (1-1=2) and won 17 of 28 faceoffs while playing in 200th NHL game vs. VAN (3/28)... Logged season-high 25:06 of ice time vs. CGY (4/3)...Tallied 12 points (1-11=12) in 12-game stretch (3/9-4/3)...Suffered cracked fibula at VAN (11/16) and missed 24 games before returning at CHI (1/11)... Missed game vs. LA (3/2) with flu...Led Wild with four goals and second with five points (4-1=5) in Western Conference Quarterfinal series vs. COL.

Tallied 54 points (20-34=54) while appearing in all 82 games...Led team in faceoffs won (583) and faceoffs taken (1,147)...Ranked tied for first in the NHL with eight shootout goals (8-for-15) and tied for second in the NHL with four game-deciding shootout goals...Tallied 11 multi-point games...His 33-point increase from 2005-06 to 2006-07 was the second-largest point increase among players who appeared in at least 60 games that season, trailing only TB’s Martin St. Louis’ 41-point increase...Registered three-game goal streak (11/16-11/20)...Collected five points (1-4=5) during four-game point streak (12/31-1/6)...Tallied first career multi-goal game (GWG) at COL (2/1)...Notched five points (3-2=5) during four-game point streak (3/9-315)...Tallied GWG vs. EDM (4/3) for 20th goal of season and became the fourth of five Wild players to reach the 20-goal plateau during the season (Bouchard, Demitra, Gaborik and Rolston), the most in team history...Recorded a goal for his first career NHL playoff point in Game 2 vs. ANA (4/13).

Led the Wild in shootout conversions, scoring on four-of-six opportunities, including one game-deciding goal...Scored his first NHL goal in his second NHL game at ANA (11/6)...Tallied the first multi-point game of his career (0-3=3) in a 4-2 win vs. NSH (11/19)... Missed the first 14 games of the season with a strained knee (10/5-11/2).

Played first professional season with Houston (AHL) ranking second on team in goals (20) and third in assists (28) and points (48) in 67 games...Tied for team lead with four GWGs and four multi-goal games...Represented Aeros at AHL All-Star game and scored a goal...Missed 10 games due to appendectomy.

Tallied eight points (2-6+8) in nine games to help Finland claim 2011 Wolrd Championship…
Recorded four assists in six games as Finland claimed bronze medal at 2010 Olympics in Vancouver…
Recorded four points (2-2=4) in nine games at 2007 World Championship earning a silver
medal...Appeared in nine games with Finland at the 2006 World Championship and won a bronze
medal scoring four points (2-2=4)...Captured silver medal at 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy...Won
silver medal with Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey...Captured a silver medal at the 2001
World Junior Championship...Captained the Finnish team at the 2001 World Under-18 Championship
and led club in scoring with five points (2-3=5) in six contests...Won a gold medal at the 2000
World Under-18 Championship and registered four assists in seven games.

Selected by Minnesota in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Mikko Sakari Koivu is single and resides in Turku, Finland during the offseason...Nickname is
“Mik”...Began playing hockey at five in Turku and says his family inspired his hockey career... Most
memorable hockey moment was competing in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games for Team Finland...
Says the birth of his brother’s children are is his most memorable moments away from the rink...
His brother, Saku, plays for the Anaheim Ducks...Favorite hobbies include soccer and badminton…
Lists Roger Federer as his favorite athlete and the person he would most like to meet...Lists downtown
Minneapolis as his favorite thing about Minnesota and Manny’s as his favorite restaurant in
the Twin Cities...Enjoys listening to Bon Jovi...Lists Wedding Crashers as his favorite movie and
“Friends” as his favorite television show...Favorite food is steak and favorite breakfast is eggs...
First job as a kid was scooping ice cream at an ice cream shop...Played soccer in addition to hockey
growing up.
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