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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Mikko Koskinen

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Position: Goaltender

Height: 6’6”
Weight: 202
Catches: Left
Born: July 18, 1988 in Vantaa, FIN

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (31st overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

LAST SEASON: Led the Bridgeport Sound Tigers with 12 wins in 36 American Hockey League appearances during his rookie season…Also played in his first four NHL games, posting a 2-1-0 record…With Bridgeport, made 30 saves on opening night on Oct. 9 vs. Worcester…Recalled by the Islanders on Feb. 5…Made his NHL debut on Feb. 8 vs. Toronto…Earned his first NHL win in his second-career game on Feb. 10 at Montreal (SO)…Returned to Bridgeport on Feb. 14…Earned back-to-back wins on Feb. 20 vs. Manchester and on Feb. 23 vs. Providence…Made a career-high 46 saves in the regular season finale on Apr. 10 vs. Albany.

CAREER: 2009-10: Started the year with Bridgeport and played in two regular season games, going 1-1, before suffering an injury...Underwent surgery in late October to repair a torn labrum...Assigned to the Utah Grizzlies by the Islanders on Mar. 19 for rehab and posted a 6-0 record with a 2.50 goals against average and a .924 save percentage in six contests...Returned to Bridgeport for their playoff series against Hershey, and played in the final three games, starting the final two and going 1-1.

2008-09: Appeared in 33 games for the Espoo Blues in his first full professional season and led the team to a semi-final berth in the Champions Hockey League (Finland), posting a 1.91 GAA, a .932 SV% and 17 wins...Also played in nine games with Espoo's Junior Blues club, posting a 1.65 GAA and a .930 SV% with a pair of shutouts.

JUNIOR:  2007-08: In 20 games with the Espoo Blues Junior team (Finland Jr.), posted a 2.30 GAA with a .907 SV% and two shutouts...Made his professional debut with Espoo, notching a shutout in his only game.

Regular Season
SEASON CLUB LEA GP MINS GA GAA SV% W L T/OT SO
2007-08 Espoo Jr. FIN-JR 20 1175 - 2.3 - 12 4 0 2
2008-09 Espoo Jr. FIN-JR 9 545 - 2.65 - 9 0 0 2
2008-09 Espoo FIN 33 1920 61 1.91 .932 17 9 7 1
2009-10 Bridgeport AHL 2 123 5 2.45 .902 1 1 0 0
2009-10 Utah ECHL 6 360 15 2.5 .924 6 0 0 0
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 36 2053 120 3.49 .892 12 21 1 0
2010-11 NY Islanders NHL 4 208 15 4.33 .837 2 1 0 0
Playoffs
SEASON CLUB LEA GP MINS GA GAA SV% W L T/OT SO
2009-10 Bridgeport AHL 3 147 7 2.85 - 1 1 - -
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