July 18, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|HC Sibir Novosibirsk
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||31st overall, 2009
New York Islanders
|Competitor for Finland|
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.
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. On March 19, 2010, after four months of rehab, Koskinen returned to health and was re-assigned to secondary Islanders affiliate, the Utah Grizzlies for the remainder of the year. 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.
Koskinen made his NHL debut on February 8, 2011 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Islanders were defeated 5-3. He earned his first career NHL win two days later in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Sound Tigers notes". TheHour.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
- "Islanders assign 31st overall pick Mikko Koskinen to Utah". oursportscentral.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
- "Mikko Koskinen likely to start today for Bridgeport". Islandershockeyblog.com. 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
- "Resurgent Leafs top Islanders and surprise starter". The Sports Network. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
- "Garth Snow: No trades on the horizon". Newsday. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- Mikko Koskinen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Mikko Koskinen's player profile at NHL.com
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