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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 has reached the 600-point milestone.
Koivu reached that career mark in his 820th game. Among Finnish-born players, he's the eighth to reach the 600-point mark after Esa Tikkanen, Teppo Numminen, Olli Jokinen, Saku Koivu, Tomas Sandstrom, Jari Kurri, and Teemu Selanne. Feb 20 - 9:05 AM

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Minnesota's second line comprised of Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker has been incredible this season.

Since November 25th, a span of 39 games, the unit has scored a combined 43 goals and registered 110 points while recording an unbelievable plus-84 rating. That is utter dominance. Needless to say, Koivu, Granlund and Zucker should be rostered in any hockey pool regardless of format.
Feb 19 - 11:55 AM

Mikko Koivu posted a pair of assists in a 3-1 win over Dallas on Thursday night.

He hasn't scored a goal in the last six games, but he has collected four assists in the past three matches. It was also his 80th career multi-assist game and 133rd multi-point game, which are both franchise records. Koivu has racked up 42 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:06 AM

Mikko Koivu picked up a pair of points during Sunday's 6-3 win over Detroit.

It was a pair of assists, giving him 24 helpers and 40 points in 54 games so far. He's well on track to collect at least 50 points for the third time over his last four seasons.
Feb 12 - 7:14 PM

Mikko Koivu scored the game-winning goal in the shootout, as the Wild defeated the Lightning 2-1 on Friday night.

Koivu used his signature backhand move to beat Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy for the only goal in the shootout. Nino Niederreiter scored Minnesota's only goal during regulation.
Feb 11 - 11:52 AM

Mikko Koivu tickled the twine with his 14th goal of the season on Tuesday night.

He wasn't able to play on Sunday because of an illness, but got back in the fold for a 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars. Koivu has racked up 34 points in 46 games this year.
Jan 25 - 11:45 AM

Mikko Koivu will return from an illness on Tuesday night against Dallas.

He didn't play on Sunday because he wasn't feeling well. Koivu was back between Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker during the morning skate.
Jan 24 - 1:30 PM

Mikko Koivu is too sick to play in Sunday's match with the Predators.

Through 45 games thus far Koivu has picked up 13 goals and 33 points with 43 blocks as well. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 7:39 PM

The Wild have been getting some great production from their second line.

The line is made up of Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker. They were put together right after Thanksgiving and they've delivered in a big way. In 21 games together, Koivu has racked up 21 points, Zucker has 18 points and Granlund has 20 points.

Mikko Koivu picked up a pair of points during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Kings.

Koivu registered a goal and an assist to give him a four-game point streak. He has recorded two points three times over that span. He has 12 goals and 28 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 7 - 7:33 PM

Mikko Koivu scored twice in Minnesota's 5-4 win over San Jose on Thursday.

The Wild captain tied the game at 8:23 of the third and then got the winner less than two minutes later to cap off a four goal third period for Minnesota. The goals were his 11th and 12th and extends a three games points streak for the 33 year-old. He has seven points in his last five games and 26 points in 37 games.
Jan 6 - 3:01 AM

Mikko Koivu will play in his 800th career NHL game on Thursday against the Sharks.

The 33-year-old veteran has posted 170 goals and 580 points through his career. His games played and points both rank first all time in Wild history, as do his 410 assists. No one is particularly close, either. With a bit more time it's conceivable that Koivu will some day pass Marian Gaborik's 219 goals to take that top slot as well.
Jan 5 - 8:59 PM

Mikko Koivu picked up a pair of points during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Koivu netted two more assists, giving him 14 helpers and 23 points in 35 games this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:51:00 AM

Mikko Koivu scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 7-4 win over the Rangers.

The Wild head into the Christmas break having won 10 games in a row. Koivu helped set up goals by Mikael Granlund (first period) and Marco Scandella (second period) and his goal in the middle frame gave his team a 2-1 lead at the time. Koivu has nine goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Mikko Koivu has netted six goals in his past 13 games.

He has two goals and two assists over a four-game point streak going into Thursday's meeting with Montreal. Koivu has 18 points in 31 matches this year.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Jason Pominville
4Chris Stewart
5Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Marco Scandella
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
9Victor Bartley
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper