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Mikko Koivu | Center | #9

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (6) / MIN
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Mikko Koivu registered a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to Sweden on Saturday.
Koivu finished the game with two points, a minus-2 rating, to go along with three hits. Koivu won't be a flashy pick in fantasy drafts but he is a solid bet to register at least 50 points for the Wild this upcoming season with the potential for more in Bruce Boudreau's system. However, for now, he is looking to lead Finland to a World Cup title. Sep 10 - 4:24 PM

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Mikko Koivu will serve as captain for Team Finland at the World Cup of Hockey.

The 33-year-old has represented Finland at a number of international competitions. He scored four goals and 10 points in 10 games at last spring's World Championship. Koivu also played for Finland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. The veteran center has scored 556 points in 763 career NHL games.
Aug 22 - 9:28 AM

Mikko Koivu contributed two assists in Minnesota's comeback attempt in Game 6 against Dallas.

The Wild scored three goals before the midway mark of the third period to cut into the Stars' 4-0 lead. Koivu assisted on two goals by Jared Spurgeon during that time, but Minnesota lost the game by a score of 5-4. The veteran center finished the series with five points in six matches.
Apr 25 - 10:49 AM

Captain Mikko Koivu led his Wild to a Game 5 overtime win over the Stars on Friday night.

Koivu capitalized on a slick feed to knot the game at four with less than four minutes to go in the third. Not eight game minutes later, he was redirecting the game winner to send the series to a Game 6. The Wild trail the series 3-2, but look about as strong as ever.
Apr 23 - 1:44 AM

Mikko Koivu will probably have new linemates on Saturday in Game 2 versus Dallas.

Coach John Torchetti indicated that the Koivu-Jason Zucker-Charlie Coyle trio would be broken up after they combined for two shots in a 4-0 loss on Thursday night. Koivu ended the regular season with one assist in five games and with Zach Parise injured the Wild need to make some changes to generate offense.

Mikko Koivu racked up three assists in a 6-2 win against Calgary on Thursday.

He assisted on all three of Zach Parise's goals in the opening period of the match. Koivu has 53 points in 75 games this season, including two goals and five helpers in the last five outings.
Mar 25 - 9:49 AM

Mikko Koivu scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

That's a huge win for the Wild, as they move ahead of Colorado for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Koivu gave the Wild a 2-0 lead at the 3:13 mark of the second period. His goal was scored on the power play. The 33-year-old has 17 goals and 50 points in 74 games this season.
Mar 23 - 12:12 AM

Mikko Koivu notched a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 7-4 loss to New Jersey on Thursday night.

Koivu now has 16 goals and 48 points in 71 games thus far. It snapped a three game pointless drought.
Mar 17 - 10:34 PM

The Minnesota Wild's power play has been deadly on the road lately.

The Wild had just one power play opportunity in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Sabres, but they were able to convert, as Mikko Koivu found the back of the net. The goal on the man-advantage extended Minnesota's road power play goal streak to 12 games. The Wild had the 13th best power play in the NHL at 19.3 percent.
Mar 6 - 10:00 AM

Mikko Koivu scored a power play goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres.

The Wild played well in the first frame, but they were badly outplayed in the second. Koivu's goal tied the game at two with just minutes remaining in the third. Matt Dumba and Ryan Suter registered the assists on Koivu's 15th goal of the season. Jason Pominville scored the game-winner in the shootout.
Mar 5 - 4:48 PM

Mikko Koivu scored his 14th goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over Toronto.

He tied the game at 1-1 on the power play when his centering pass went off Leafs defender Matt Hunwick. The veteran center has 44 points in 65 games, but the majority of his production came in the opening three months of the year.
Mar 4 - 10:03 AM

Mikko Koivu is set to play in his 743rd game for the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

That will tie him with Nick Schultz, who is currently a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, as the Wild's all-time leader in games played. The record should be Koivu's to hold after Sunday's home match against Florida.
Feb 26 - 9:44 AM

Mikko Koivu is on fire with points in four of his last five games, including his pair of helpers during Thursday's 5-2 win over Edmonton.

The veteran captain now has a goal and six points during his hot streak, bringing his totals up to 30 assists and 42 points.
Feb 19 - 12:25 AM

Mikko Koivu is projected to play between Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle on Monday night.

He was on the top line with Mikael Granlund skating with Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker. Interim head coach John Torchetti will have his first game behind the bench since Mike Yeo was fired.
Feb 15 - 2:57 PM

Mikko Koivu will indeed be in the lineup on Tuesday night.

He wasn't able to practice Monday because of some discomfort, but it wasn't expected to be anything serious.
Feb 9 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper