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Mikko Koivu | Center | #9

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (6) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Mikko Koivu registered an assist in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Saturday.
Koivu has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. It's an encouraging run for him after he struggled offensive through much of the first half. He has six goals and 24 points in 45 games this season. Jan 14 - 9:37 AM

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Mikko Koivu (flu) is expected to play Tuesday night.

Koivu took part in the morning skate after he sat out Monday's practice. "It was good to get out there and get the feeling again and feel the puck," he said. "Just get a good meal and a little bit of sleep and be ready to go."
Jan 9 - 4:08 PM

Mikko Koivu (flu) skated Tuesday morning.

Koivu didn't skate Monday because he was feeling under the weather. This is a good sign that he will be available to play against Calgary.
Jan 9 - 11:03 AM

Mikko Koivu missed practice Monday due to the flu.

Koivu is considered questionable for Tuesday's match versus Calgary at this time. He has two goals and four assists in the last nine games.
Jan 8 - 2:07 PM

Mikko Koivu notched a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win against Buffalo on Thursday.

Koivu helped set up two of Nino Niederreiter's three goals in the match before scoring his sixth marker of 2017-18 in the second period. He has battled some consistency issues, but a performance like this could help him get back on track. Koivu has 21 points in 41 contests.
Jan 5 - 10:53 AM

Mikko Koivu ended a 24-game goalless drought on Tuesday night.

"Mikko's goal, you could see the air coming out of a balloon," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We've talked about it, but it gets tough. You start to put pressure on yourself because you expect more, so I'm hoping this is a jump-start for him." The Wild captain didn't have a point in his previous 11 outings either. Wait and see how he plays in his next couple of games before deciding whether or not to jump back on his bandwagon.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Mikko Koivu's goal scoring drought has now reached 50 days.

Koivu has also gone 10 straight contests without even getting a point. He's always been known for more than just his offensive contributions, but it's disappointing to see him be this cold for this long. Koivu's been frustrated by his lack of production, but it's helped that Minnesota has been doing fairly well regardless. "When you’re winning, it’s a lot easier," Koivu said. "When you lose the games, that’s when it gets frustrating. When you’re not able to help the team in that way."
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Mikko Koivu hasn't scored a goal in 18 consecutive games.

Koivu also hasn't earned a point in his last five appearances. He is projected to play between Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle on Friday night after Mikael Granlund was shifted to a combination with Eric Staal and Nino Niederreiter.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Mikko Koivu had two assists and seven shots in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Buffalo.

Koivu had the primary helper on power-play goals by Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund in the match. The Wild pivot has six helpers over a four-game point streak.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Mikko Koivu contributed two assists in Monday's 4-3 OT loss to New Jersey.

Koivu picked up secondary helpers on power-play goals by Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter in the match. He has four assists over a three-game point streak and 12 points in 20 matches this season.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Mikko Koivu found the back of the net in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Koivu's goal at the 9:03 mark of the third period broke a 1-1 tie. The Wild captain finished the contest with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and six shots on goal in 20:37 of ice time. He now has four goals and two assists in nine games this season. Daniel Winnik also scored for Minnesota in the win.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 12:52:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 10:32:00 AM

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.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 08:11:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 06:27:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 02:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Joel Eriksson Ek
5Matt Cullen
LW1Mikael Granlund
2Jason Zucker
3Marcus Foligno
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Parise
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Tyler Ennis
3Chris Stewart
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Nate Prosser
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock