Mikko Koskinen, former Edmonton Oilers goalie, making a save with his stick
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Former Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen has announced his retirement

Published April 2, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Iltalehti, a Finnish media outlet has reported that Mikko Koskinen, the 35-year-old goalie is retiring from professional hockey after his long career of 17 seasons playing in Europe and North-America.

The Finnish media outlet also announced that Koskinen was going to return to play for Kiekko-Espoo in Finland for the 2024-25 season, but has instead announced his retirement.

Please note that the following quote has been translated from Finnish

"Ice hockey goaltender Mikko Koskinen is ending his playing career, according to information received by Iltalehti from several sources."

"Koski was rumored to be a league newcomer to Kiekko-Espoo's goal for next season. However, according to current information, this will not happen."

Born in Vantaa, Finland, Koskinen was first drafted 31st overall in 2009 to the New York Islanders in 2009. He appeared in four games for the Islanders during the 2010-11 season. After playing parts of three seasons for the islanders Koskinen returned to Europe to play in the KHL, where his career really flourished.

After playing in the KHL for five seasons with a GAA of 1.99 and maintaining a save percentage of .926, he was drawing a lot of attention from a variety of NHL teams. He decided to join the Edmonton Oilers. After four seasons with the Oilers Mikko Koskinen signed a two-year contract in Switzerland.

Source - BladeofSteel: Former NHL goaltender Mikko Koskinen reportedly set to retire
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