18 January 1979 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Oulun Kärpät
|NHL Draft||65th overall, 1997
In the time of his 12 seasons in league, Mikkola has won eight championships, which is more than any active player in the league. In the 2004–2005 SM-liiga season, Mikkola was the best defenceman of the league and was also chosen to the SM-liiga All Star-game. Of the eight championships he has won four with Kärpät, one with Jokerit and three with TPS.
Including the eight championships in SM-liiga, Mikkola has also won gold medal in 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He has also won silver medal in U18 European Championships. Mikkola was drafted to NHL by Montreal Canadiens in third round as 65th overall in 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Awards and honours
|Pekka Rautakallio Trophy||2005|
- "Ilkka Mikkola (FIN)". Euro Hockey.net. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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