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RELEASE: Oilers agree to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a one-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a one-year contract.

Koskinen, 29, has just completed his fifth season in the Kontinental Hockey League and his fourth with SKA St. Petersburg. He has posted a 1.99 goals against average and .926 save percentage over that time. 

In 2017-18, the native of Vantaa, Finland posted a 1.57 goals against average and a .937 save percentage, ranking second in both categories among goaltenders with at least 10 games played. Koskinen followed the regular season with a 1.62 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in 15 playoff games.

The 6'6", 205-lb goaltender has also represented Finland internationally in four major events, including the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 2014 and 2016 World Hockey Championships and as alternate goaltender at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Koskinen won silver at the 2014 and 2016 World Hockey Championships. In 2016, he was named "Top Goaltender" as well as being named to the tournament all-star team.

Koskinen was originally a second-round draft pick, 31st overall, of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Draft. He appeared in four games for the Islanders in 2010-11, posting a 4.33 goals against average and a .873 save percentage. 

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