June 17, 1982 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Undrafted, Koistinen played professionally in his native Finland with Ilves Tampere of the SM-liiga for 6 seasons. On May 18, 2006, Koistinen signed with the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Koistinen made his North American debut in the 2006–07 season, playing with the Predators affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. He was chosen to AHL-All Star Classic that year scoring 9 goals and 41 points in 59 games.
Koistinen signed a 1-year contract with Predators for the 2007–08 . Koistinen scored his first NHL goal against Fredrik Norrena of the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4-3 victory on December 27, 2007. Koistinen established 17 points by season end.
His contract was bought out in the summer, leaving Koistinen as a free agent. He signed a 1-year contract back to Europe and to Swedish Elitserien club, Skellefteå AIK. Club placed second overall by losing Elitserien finals to Färjestads BK.
In the 2011–12 season Koistinen signed one of the biggest contracts so far in Finnish elite league SM-liiga by signing a 7-year deal with Ilves Tampere. During the regular season after 28 games scoring 7 goals and 17 points, KHL team Salavat Yulajev Ufa signed Koistinen to a 2-year deal. His contract with Ilves Tampere continues after the 2-year KHL contract.
In 2013 Koistinen elected to sign a one-year contract with HC Davos of the National League A. In 2014 Koistinen chose to revoke his contract with Ilves Tampere and signed a 3-year extension with HC Davos until 2017. After two seasons with Davos, Koistinen opted to leave the club and sign a one-year deal with fellow Swiss club, the SCL Tigers on May 19, 2015.
Koistinen participated World Ice Hockey Championships 2007, 2008 and 2009 and helped Team Finland to a silver medal in 2007 and bronze medal in 2008.
Regular season and playoffs
|2011–12||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||3||0||0||0||2||2||0||0||0||2|
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- "Koistinen waived". Sun-Sentinel. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- "Florida Panthers' Ville Koistinen sent to Rochester for more playing time". Miami Herald. 2009-11-28.
- "Ville Koistinen changes to SCL Tigers" (in German). SCL Tigers. 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2015-05-19.