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Mikko Koivu

Born:March 12, 1983Draft:2001 Wild, 6th Overall
Hometown:Turku, FINPosition:C
Known For:Brother of
Saku Koivu
Shoots:Left
National Team:Finland

Mikko-Sakari Koivu (born 12 March 1983) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey player. Koivu was drafted sixth overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. After four seasons with TPS in the SM-liiga, Koivu joined the Wild in 2005. He spent fifteen seasons in Minnesota, including eleven as captain, accumulating several franchise records, including games played, assists and points scored. Koivu retired in 2021, after a short stint with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Internationally, Koivu served as captain of the gold medal-winning Finnish national team at the 2011 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships.

Mikko Koivu Minnesota Wild
Mikko Koivu with the Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Mikko Koivu Statistics

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Achievements

  • U16 SM-sarja Silver Medal — 1998-99
  • 18 WJC Gold Medal — 1990-00
  • U20 SM-liiga Silver Medal – 1990-00
  • SM-liiga Champion — 2000-01
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal — 2000-01
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal — 2000-01
  • U20 SM-liiga Silver Medal — 2001-02
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal — 2001-02
  • SM-liiga Silver Medal — 2003-04
  • AHL All-Star Game — 2004-05
  • World Cup Runner Up — 2004-05
  • Olympic Silver Medal — 2005-06
  • World Championship Bronze Medal — 2005-06
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2006-07
  • World Championship Bronze Medal — 2007-08
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2007-08
  • Olympic Bronze Medal — 2009-10
  • World Championship Gold Medal –2010-11
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team –2010-11
  • NHL All-Star Game (Selected, did not play) — 2011-12
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2011-12
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2015-16
  • Alternate Captain (Wild) — 2007-09
  • Captain (Wild) — 2009-20

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