The New York Islanders announced today that forward Otto Koivula has been recalled from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Koivula, 21, has 48 points (21 goals, 27 assists) in 75 career AHL games. In his rookie campaign last season, Koivula ranked second on the Sound Tigers in goals (21) and points (46). He finished fourth among all AHL rookies in goals and co-led all Sound Tigers with plus-14 rating. This season, Koivula has two assists through six games.
Prior to making his North American debut, the Nokia, FN native recorded 57 career points (19 goals, 38 assists) in 104 games with Ilves of the Finnish Elite League. He was named the Liiga Rookie of the Year in 2017. On the international stage, Koivula represented Finland at the 2018 (Buffalo) and 2017 (Montreal/Toronto) World Junior Championships.
The Islanders drafted Koivula in the Fourth Round (120 overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. This marks his first NHL call up.