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Mikko Koivu

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)
2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS *On a 7-game point streak (2-6=8, 11/10-11/25)...Owns 19 points (4-15=19) in last 18 games *Ranks T-1st on team in scoring and plus-minus (+6), 2nd in assists (16), 10th amongst NHL forwards in TOI/game (20:30) *Ranks 6th in the NHL in faceoffs won (270) and 7th in faceoffs taken (487) *Skated in 700th career NHL game vs. NSH (11/21) *Recorded career-high 8-game point streak (3-7=10, 10/15-10/30) *Tallied three assists vs. CHI (10/30) *Recorded assist, 6 shots and won 18-of-26 faceoffs at ANA (10/18) PERSONAL *Charitable interests include Children s Hospital, where he is title sponsor of two private patient rooms in the Neuroscience and Epilepsy Center *Supports Manchester United but prefers to play golf and tennis *During the Wild s inaugural 2000-01 season: Was in high school playing for TPS
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016