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Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Mikko Koivu had just one goal and four points in 10 playoff games in 2015.
Minnesota's playoff run ended on Thursday as Chicago completed its second round sweep. Koivu had a somewhat rough season overall as he was limited to 14 goals and 48 points in 80 contests. What makes it more frustrating is that injuries didn't cost him much playing time in 2014-15, which often hasn't been the case for him in recent years. Minnesota will have to hope that it gets more out of its captain in 2015-16. May 8 - 10:41 AM

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The Wild need more from Mikko Koivu in the playoffs.

Koivu has a goal, four points, and a minus-three rating in eight postseason contests. He was held off the scoresheet in the Wild's 4-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday. With Minnesota now down 2-0 in the series, the team captain feels Minnesota needs to play better defensively and if it does that will lead to offensive production as well.
May 5 - 10:35 AM

Mikko Koivu scored his first goal of the playoffs off a lucky deflection on Friday night, helping to achieve Minnesota's 4-1 Game Five victory over St. Louis.

As Koivu and teammate Zach Parise cycled in the left offensive corner, winger Chris Stewart made himself available on the far-side. Koivu then walked out from the corner and tried to feed Stewart, but instead caught Jay Bouwmeester's skate and the back of the net. The goal came on the power play, and gave the Wild a 3-1 lead just 1:26 after Nino Niederreiter had achieved the lead.
Apr 25 - 1:16 AM

The Minnesota Wild are only fighting for seeding, so it makes sense to rest many players against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter, Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Carter, Jordan Schroeder and Justin Fontaine are sitting this one out.
Apr 11 - 2:58 PM

Mikko Koivu earned an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Nashville.

The point gave him 500 for his career. Koivu has 14 goals and 48 points in 80 games this campaign. He has been better in the second half and should be able to bounce back next season.
Apr 10 - 11:12 AM

Mikko Koivu (eye) says he'll be back in the lineup on Monday versus Winnipeg.

He sat out Saturday's match against Detroit because of an eye injury. Koivu has been great down the stretch with 21 points in his past 29 games.
Apr 6 - 12:48 PM

Mikko Koivu (eye) should be able to return to the lineup for Monday's game against Winnipeg.

Koivu suffered a scratched cornea in what appears to be an off-ice injury. He was made a late scratch before Saturday's game against Detroit but luckily for the Wild, the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Erik Haula filled-in for Koivu on a line with Chris Stewart and Nino Niederreiter but the line struggled to find their game.
Apr 5 - 8:48 AM

Mikko Koivu was made a late scratch due to an eye injury against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Ryan Carter will take the ice in his place.

This is quite unfortunate as the Captain Koivu has been red hot lately. Scoring in six of his previous 10 games, accumulating three goals and eight points over that span. He has 14 goals and 47 points in 77 games while winning 55% of over 1,600 faceoffs this season. Koivu is listed as day-to-day.
Apr 4 - 7:03 PM

Mikko Koivu scored twice and added an assist as the Wild took down the Kings 4-1 on Saturday night.

Koivu is not the same offensive player he once was, but he’s on a bit of a hot streak right now with four goals and six points over his past five games. On the year, he has 14 goals and 47 points in 76 games. Nino Niederreiter netted two goals in the win, to give him 24 on the year. Chris Stewart picked up two helpers.
Mar 28 - 10:58 PM

Mikko Koivu collected two assists in the Wild's 4-0 win over the Oilers on Friday night.

Over 10 games in February, Koivu now has nine assists and 11 points. Not too shabby for the 31 year old Captain. He's collected 28 helpers and 37 points in 58 games this season, but his shooting percentage has steadily dropped from 9.3 in 2011-12 to 6.5 thus far in 2014-15.
Feb 21 - 1:18 AM

Mikko Koivu was the hero for the Minnesota Wild in Wednesday's 3-2 OT win over Calgary.

Koivu now has points in three of his last four games (1G,3A) for nine goals and 36 total points in 57 games this season for the Wild. Matt Dumba and Justin Fontaine scored the other goals for the Wild. Charlie Coyle added two assists in the win. The Wild gave up the two-goal lead to the Flames but they can thank their goalie Devan Dubnyk for the win again.
Feb 19 - 12:30 AM

After starting the season with three points in his first 15 games, Mikko Koivu has been white hot as of late.

He has registered 10 points in Minnesota's last 11 games and is playing his usual solid two-way hockey. We hope that those of you who drafted Koivu were patient with him and hung on to him during his cold spell. If so, you are being rewarded now.
Feb 14 - 1:51 PM

Mikko Koivu assisted on both Wild goals on Thursday night to lift his squad to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Koivu now has a goal and seven points in his past five games, with three multi-point performances. The veteran has raised his season output to 33 points in 54 games.
Feb 12 - 11:35 PM

Veteran center Mikko Koivu assisted on three goals in the Wild's 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Minnesota Monday night.

This brings Koivu's assist total to 23 on the season. Against the Canucks, Koivu helped on goals by Jason Pominville (10th), Nino Niederreiter (16th) and Ryan Sutter (second). Jordan Schroeder also scored for the Wild, his first of the season, and Kyle Brodziak notched his seventh. The Wild led 3-1 after the first period and 5-2 after the second.
Feb 9 - 10:45 PM

Mikko Koivu paced the Wild to a 3-0 win over Chicago Tuesday by notching a goal and an assist.

The season hasn't exactly gone as planned for Koivu since he probably expected to have posted more than 28 points by this time in the season, but he has picked things up of late with seven points in his last 10 contests. Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored for the Wild in the win.
Feb 4 - 6:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Charlie Coyle
4Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Erik Haula
3Justin Fontaine
4Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Ruslan Fedotenko
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom