Mikko Koivu is a Finnish center on the Minnesota Wild.
Koivu, the younger brother of Saku Koivu, captain of the Montreal Canadiens, was drafted 6th overall by Minnesota in 2001, but played with TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga until 2004. He debuted in the NHL after the lockout, scoring 21 points his rookie season. In 2006-07, he scored 20 goals and 54 points, and looked to be on pace to have a similar season in ‘07-08. Unfortunately, he missed a significant portion of the middle of the season, returning in time for Minnesota’s push for the playoffs. His play has earned him the opportunity to center the top scoring line on the Wild, with the talented Marian Gaborik as one of his linemates.
Koivu won three silver medals with Team Finland at the 2004 World Cup, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the 2007 World Championships. He won two bronze medals at the 2006 and 2008 World Championships.
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