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2015 NHL Draft
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Mikko Koivu
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Mikko Koivu  #9

NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 12, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS *Fifth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs *Franchise leader in playoff games *Had a 3-game point streak (1-2=3, 4/24-5/1) *Ranks 2nd in NHL in faceoffs won and faceoffs taken...won a playoff career-high 20 faceoffs in Game 6 vs. STL (4/26) *His 57.6 faceoff % led the NHL amongst players that took at least 125 faceoffs during 2014 playoffs 2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Ranked 3rd in the NHL in faceoffs won, 4th in faceoffs taken, 14th in faceoff % *Set career highs in faceoffs taken and faceoffs won *Led team in takeaways (T-15th in NHL), third in assists and shots, fourth in scoring *Tallied assist for 500th career NHL point at NSH (4/9) *Tallied six points (3-3=6) in last 7 games played...22 points 7-15=22) in last 31 games *Tallied three points (2-1=3) vs. LA (3/28) to set franchise record for most career multi-point games (115) *Tied career-high nine shots and won 22-of-28 faceoffs (3rd highest total of career) vs. SJ (10/30)
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft