Mikko Koskinen

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Mikko Koskinen
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Born (1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 26)
Vantaa, Finland
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
Blues
New York Islanders
KalPa
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2009
New York Islanders
Playing career 2008–present
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2014 Minsk

Mikko Koskinen (born July 18, 1988) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for Russian club, Sibir Novosibirsk Oblast in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Koskinen was drafted 31st overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft after playing for the Espoo Blues in the Finnish SM-liiga. He was the first goalie taken in the draft as well as the first Finnish player selected. Prior to the draft he was the second ranked European goaltender by NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[1]

On July 13, 2009, Koskinen signed a three-year entry level contract with the New York Islanders. In the 2009–10 season (his first in North America) Koskinen was assigned to the Islanders affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to start the year. After only two appearances with the Sound Tigers, Mikko suffered a torn Labrum in his hip which required surgery and ruled him out for the majority of the season.[2] On March 19, 2010, after four months of rehab, Koskinen returned to health and was reassigned to secondary Islanders affiliate, the Utah Grizzlies for the remainder of the year.[3] Undefeated in six starts with the Grizzlies he helped the Grizzlies reach the conference semi-finals before returning to the Sound Tigers first round playoff series on April 18, 2010.[4]

Koskinen made his NHL debut on February 8, 2011 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Islanders were defeated 5-3.[5] He earned his first career NHL win two days later in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Mikko Koskinen in December 2011.

On November 12, 2011, Koskinen returned to Finland, signing with KalPa.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Kiekko-Vantaa Fin-Jr A 27 16 8 3 1567 62 3 2.37 .927
2007–08 Blues Fin-Jr A 20 12 4 4 1176 45 2 2.30 .907 2 0 2 81 7 0 5.18
2007–08 Blues SM-l 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0.00 1.000
2008–09 Blues Fin-Jr A 9 9 0 0 545 15 2 1.65 .930
2008–09 Blues SM-l 33 17 9 7 1921 61 1 1.91 .932 14 6 8 856 37 0 2.59 .912
2009–10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 2 1 1 0 123 5 0 2.45 .902 3 1 1 147 7 0 2.85 .900
2009–10 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 6 6 0 0 360 15 0 2.50 .924 4 2 1 0 172 10 3.49 .899
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 36 12 21 1 2063 120 0 3.49 .892
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 4 2 1 0 208 15 0 4.33 .873
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 2 0 149 7 0 2.82 .909
2011–12 KalPa SM-l 25 13 5 4 1382 53 5 2.30 .917 6 3 2 323 12 2 2.23 .890
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 49 21 15 13 2953 101 7 2.05 .919 5 1 4 295 10 1 2.03 .936
2013–14 Blues Liiga 2 1 0 1 121 5 0 2.47 .915
2013–14 HC Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 41 20 11 8 2361 67 3 1.70 .939 10 4 5 607 20 1 1.98 .928
Liiga totals 108 52 29 25 6316 215 14 2.04 .928 25 10 14 1474 59 3 2.40 .914
NHL totals 4 2 1 0 208 15 0 4.33 .873

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=418128&navid=DL
  2. ^ "Sound Tigers notes". TheHour.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Islanders assign 31st overall pick Mikko Koskinen to Utah". oursportscentral.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Mikko Koskinen likely to start today for Bridgeport". Islandershockeyblog.com. 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Resurgent Leafs top Islanders and surprise starter". The Sports Network. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Garth Snow: No trades on the horizon". Newsday. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 

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