Mikko Koskinen (G)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Acquired: Drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (2nd round, 31st overall.
Last season: Led the Sound Tigers in wins during his rookie seasonï¿½ Finished the year with a 12-21-1 record with a 3.49 GAA and .892 SV%... Made 30 saves in opening night 5-4 SO W over WOR on 10/9/10ï¿½ Earned back-to-back wins vs. MCH on 2/20/11 and PRO on 2/23/11, including 43 saves vs. PRO in a 4-1 victoryï¿½ Made career-high 46 saves for 4-3 win over ALB in regular season finale on 4/10/11.
2009-10: Played his first professional season in North America, but his playing time was limited due to an injury early in the seasonï¿½Earned his first AHL win in a shootout against Worcester on 10/9/09ï¿½Came back during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs to notch his first playoff win in Game 4 of their Quarterfinal Series against Hershey. 2008-09: Appeared in 33 games for the Espoo Blues in the SM-liiga in Finland. Mikko led his team to a semi-final berth in the inaugural season of the Champions Hockey Leagueï¿½During the season he posted a stingy 1.91 GAAï¿½Made 895 saves over the course of the season, good for a .932 SV%...Those totals, as well as his 17 wins and one shutout, were all career highs.
Last season: Played in two regular season games before suffering an injury. Mikko returned in time for the Sound Tigers' playoff series against Hershey, and made 26 saves in their 4-1 Game 4 victory.
2008-2009: Appeared in 33 games for the Espoo Blues in the SM-liiga in Finland. Mikko led his team to a semi-final berth in the inaugural season of the Champions Hockey League During the season he posted a goals against average of 1.91 allowing 61 goals. He posted 895 saves over the course of the season, good for a save percentage of .932. He posted 17 wins including 1 shutout. All of these totals were career highs as it was his first full season playing professional hockey.