Miika Koivisto

Miika Koivisto (born 20 July 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League SHL).

Miika Koivisto
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Born (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 29)
Vaasa, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
KalPa
Lukko
Jukurit
Oulun Kärpät
Dynamo Moscow
SC Bern
National team  Finland
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Koivisto made his professional debut in the Finnish SM-liiga, playing with KalPa during the 2012–13 SM-liiga season.[1]

After six seasons in the Liiga, Koivisto attracted interest abroad and agreed to a one-year contract as a free agent with Russian outfit, HC Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), on May 4, 2018.[2]

Koivisto played a lone season with Dynamo before moving to the Swiss National League (NL), agreeing to a one-year contract SC Bern on 11 June 2019.[3] On November 3, 2019, SC Bern released Koivisto who put up only 2 assists and struggled defensively in 15 games with the team. He was signed the following day to commence a two-year deal with Swedish outfit, Växjö Lakers of the SHL.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Vaasan Sport Jr. A 41 2 14 16 44
2010–11 Vaasan Sport Jr. A 38 5 18 23 38
2010–11 Vaasan Sport Mestis 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Vaasan Sport Mestis 45 6 11 17 12 11 1 4 5 2
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 57 6 11 17 32 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 KalPa Liiga 60 2 13 15 36
2014–15 KalPa Liiga 49 0 18 18 24 6 1 2 3 0
2015–16 Lukko Liiga 24 1 8 9 12
2015–16 KeuPa HT Mestis 1 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Jukurit Liiga 56 4 33 37 24
2017–18 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 55 10 29 39 22 15 3 5 8 6
2018–19 Dynamo Moscow KHL 48 3 15 18 22 6 1 1 2 0
2019–20 SC Bern NL 15 0 2 2 2
Liiga totals 301 23 112 135 150 26 4 7 11 8
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Finland
World Championships
  2019 Slovakia

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 Finland OG 6th 5 0 1 1 2
2018 Finland WC 5th 8 0 3 3 4
2019 Finland WC   10 0 2 2 2
Senior totals 23 0 6 6 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012–13 KalPa player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Dynamo sign Finnish defenseman Miika Koivisto". Kontinental Hockey League (in Russian). 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Miika Koivisto is the new defenseman at SCB". SC Bern (in German). 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Vaxjo welcomes Finnish defenseman Miika Koivisto" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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