#56 Mikko Koskinen – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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Koskinen In The Mold Of: Pekka Rinne? {Mark6Mauno - Flickr}

 

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56. Mikko Koskinen

DOB: Jul 18, 1988
Age: 20
Place of Birth: Vantaa, Finland
HT: 6-5 WT: 187
Shoots: L

 

One-Timer: This classic late-boomer goalie prospect, who has come out of nowhere this year, has actually been passed over in the past three drafts. This year, however, Koskinen should be hearing his named called and likely in the second round. For the Espoo Blues of Finland’s top league in 33 games, he posted an impressive 1.91 goals-against average and .931 save-percentage.  Obviously, given his size, his “biggest” asset is just that and with his hybrid style, he seemingly covers the whole net. He does anticipate the play well, but will need to further work on quickness.

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Pekka Rinne

Bio/Interview Links:

Scouting Combine Performance: n/a

International Tournaments: n/a

ETA = 2 to 3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: 4/5 Risk ; 4/5 Reward

NHL Potential: Starting goalie/high-end backup

Fantasy Hockey Potential: n/a

Other Rankings:

  • ISS:  3G
  • CSB: 2G-E
  • TSN:  48
  • THN: 45

Video Links: (#1 in White in shootout loss)