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Koivula Agrees To Entry-Level Deal

Islanders fourth-round pick in 2016 signs three-year contract

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Otto Koivula has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal.

Koivula, 19, posted 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 53 games this season with Ilves of Finland's Liiga. Last season, he was named the Liiga Rookie of the Year after leading all rookies in points (30) and assists (20).

A native of Nokia, Finland, Koivula scored a total of 57 points (19 goals, 38 assists) in 104 career Liiga games. He added five points (two goals, three assists) in 10 career playoff games. 

The Islanders drafted the 6'4, 220-pound forward in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft.

On the international stage, Koivula represented Finland at the 2018 (Buffalo, NY) and 2017 (Montreal, Toronto) World Junior Championships. 

Tweet from @koivula4: Super thrilled and honoured to sign my first NHL contract with @NYIslanders Thanks to everyone who has made this possible for me! Special thanks to my family. Can't wait to get things started!! #isles

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