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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 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. Sep 18 - 8:11 PM

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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.
Jun 20 - 6:27 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.
Apr 20 - 2:50 PM

Mikko Koivu skated with Zach Parise and Nino Niederreiter during Tuesday's practice.

Mikael Granlund was moved to a combination with Eric Staal and Charlie Coyle. "I've played with Zach before, I've played with Nino before. He's definitely played with Charlie before and the other lines, too, so we all know, we know the system that we play, so now it's just a matter of playing the right way and everyone is on the same rope. We just gotta do the right things and it doesn't matter who you play with."
Apr 19 - 10:37 AM

Mikko Koivu earned an assist in Minnesota's 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

The Wild outshot the Blues 52-26 in the contest, but find themselves down 1-0 in the series. Koivu's assist on a goal by Zach Parise came with just 22.7 seconds left in the third period.
Apr 13 - 10:46 AM

Captain Mikko Koivu will get Thursday's match with Colorado off, as he rests up for the playoffs.

"I'm fine with it," Koviu said. "We still have one more game after this one, and then it's not going to be too long of a break either, so this is fine by me." Through 79 games this season he's posted 18 goals and 57 points.
Apr 6 - 6:44 PM

Mikko Koivu collected a pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-2 win over Colorado.

Koivu has recorded four assists in his last four games. For the season he's up to 39 assists and 57 points in 78 games.
Apr 2 - 9:32 PM

Mikko Koivu earned an assist Thursday on a shorthanded goal by Mikael Granlund.

In doing so, he broke Wes Walz's team record with his 22nd career shorthanded point. Koivu has generated 18 goals and 52 points in 68 games this season
Mar 17 - 10:24 AM

Mikko Koivu picked up an assist in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Koivu picked up his assist on Marco Scandella's shutout breaker with just under four minutes remaining in the game. Koivu is hot just in time for the fantasy playoffs with 12 points in his last 12 games for the Wild. He is now on pace for 64 points this season and should be owned in more than just 57% of yahoo leagues.
Mar 9 - 10:50 PM

Mikko Koivu scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

It looked like the Wild were about to be shut out by Blues goalie Jake Allen, but Koivu (and Allen) had other plans. With just seconds remaining in the game, the Wild crossed the red line and sent a weak shot towards the goal. The puck appeared to take a bit of a strange hop before Allen let it get by him. Koivu has 18 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season. You can watch Koivu's goal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
Mar 8 - 12:05 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Marcus Foligno
5Daniel Winnik
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Tyler Ennis
4Chris Stewart
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Kyle Quincey
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock