New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Mikko Koskinen
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
BIRTHDATE: 07/18/1988
AGE: 26
DRAFTED: NYI: 2009-31 overall
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (31st overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. Loaned to KalPa of the SM-liiga (Finland) on November 15, 2011.

Recirded a 21-15-13 record in 49 games with KalPa Kuopio of Finland’s SM-liiga...Posted a 2.05 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage... Recorded seven shutouts...Added three assists and six penalty minutes...In the playoffs, posted a 2.04 GAA with one shutout in KalPa’s five-game first-round series loss to Assat.

2011-12: Began his third season in North America with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the Ameriican Hockey League, before being loaned to KalPa (SM-liiga) on Nov. 15 after four AHL games...Played in 25 games for KalPa, recording a 13-5-4 record with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage...Posted five shutouts...Also appeared in six playoff games, going 3-2 with a 2.23 GAA and a .889 SV%. 

Led Bridgeport with 12 wins in 36 AHL 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. 

Started his first season in North America with Bridgeport and played in two regular season games, going 1-1, before suffering an injury...Assigned to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) 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 the Sound Tigers’ playoff series against Hershey, and played in the final three games, starting the final two and going 1-1. 

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

2007-08: In 20 games with the Espoo Blues (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.