Mikko Koivu's 2017 Player Profile

(1) Mikko Koivu   Wild   C    [Age: 34]    [Ht: 6'3' ]    [Wt: 215 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)MIN80163714535317153230
 
2016MIN80184013925820273440
 
2015MIN82173914110562064021
 
2014MIN8014341794481523840
Koivu has been an underrated talent for years and the 34-year-old center had another superb season in 2016-17. He notched 18 goals and 40 assists for 58 points in 80 games. Koivu's 20 power-play points tied linemate Mikael Granlund for first on the team. The two-way center also posted a career high plus-27 rating and he finished fifth in the league with 938 faceoff wins. Koivu has been dominant on the draw throughout his career and he won 55.2 percent of his 1,699 puck drops. He was third in voting for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, as the league’s top defensive forward, in 2016-17. Koivu has one more season remaining on his contract and he can test unrestricted free agency next summer. The 34-year-old has played his entire career with the Wild and would like to stay with the organization, but he won't negotiate during the season. Look for Koivu to generate between 50-60 points to try to secure a multi-year deal for himself.
Updated Oct. 21: Mikko Koivu scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The Wild were down 2-0 in the first period, but they managed to fight back to take a 3-2 lead thanks to goals by Chris Stewart, Koivu and Marcus Foligno. Koivu has found the back of the net three times in his last four games. He has three goals and one assist in five games this season.


Recent News on Mikko Koivu
Mikko Koivu scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Wild were down 2-0 in the first period, but they managed to fight back to take a 3-2 lead thanks to goals by Chris Stewart, Koivu and Marcus Foligno. Koivu has found the back of the net three times in his last four games. He has three goals and one assist in five games this season.
10/21/2017 10:32:00 AM

Source:   Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

 

Eric Staal generated a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Carolina.
Staal gave the Wild a 3-1 lead in the second period with his first goal of the season. The Hurricanes rallied in third to take a 4-3 advantage into the final minute of regulation, but Mikko Koivu tied the game in the dying seconds with assists going to Staal and Ryan Suter. Jason Zucker also notched a goal and an assist in the defeat.
10/7/2017 11:00:00 PM

 

Mikko Koivu has signed a two-year, $11 million contract extension with the Minnesota Wild.
Koivu is entering the final season of his seven-year, $47.25 million contract, so he's now locked up through the 2019-20 campaign. That means he'll be 37-years-old by the time his extension ends. In that context, the $5.5 million cap hit he'll receive during his new contract seems reasonable. There's obviously an element of risk there given his age, but he's solid offensively and a strong defensive center. He also means a lot to the organization as the only full-time captain the Wild have ever had and he's the franchise leader in both games played and points.
9/18/2017 8:11:00 PM

Source:   NHL.com

 

Mikko Koivu will play the final season of a seven-year contract in 2017-18.
Koivu can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He accounted for 18 goals and 58 points in 80 games last campaign. Koivu said if he doesn't sign an extension this summer then he won't negotiate during the season. He understands the business side of things and the 34-year-old center isn't a top priority for the Wild right now. Still, Koivu would welcome a return to Minnesota if it makes sense for the team and for his family.
6/20/2017 6:27:00 PM

Source:   Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

 

Mikko Koivu has earned a nomination for the Selke Trophy.
Surprisingly, he is a first-time finalist. Koivu finished fourth in Selke voting in 2009. He set career-highs in 2016-17 with plus-27 rating and 65 blocked shots, while recording 58 points in 80 games. Koivu will face stiff competition for the award from fellow finalists Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Anaheim's Ryan Kesler.
4/20/2017 2:50:00 PM

Source:   NHL.com