Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Islanders sign Koskinen

Press Release

The Islanders signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen on Monday to a three-year, entry-level deal.

Koskinen played the last two seasons in the Finnish Elite League, playing for the Espoo Blues. The 6’5”, 182 pound net-minder had a 17-9-7 record and a 1.91 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.

Koskinen, a native of Vantaa, Finland, was selected in the second round, 31st-overall by the Islanders last month in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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