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Mikko Koivu
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Mikko Koivu  #9

NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 12, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 222 DRAFTED: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
Koivu will be making his second career Olympic appearance; as an NHL rookie in 2006 at Turin, Koivu saw action on a checking line in eight games and did not pick up a point for the silver medal-winning Finns. He earned a silver medal at the 2007 World Championship, captured bronze at the 2006 Worlds and silver at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp