Otto Koivula

Position: left wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1998-09-01 / Nokia
Height 190 cm
Weight 99 kg
Team: Ilves

Drafted by New York Islanders in 2016 #120

  • 2017-12-30 at Finland - Slovakia, WJC by Asko Huuki

    Koivula played his worst game of the tournament so far against Slovakia. He had almost 16 minutes time on ice but he only managed to get one shot even though he played also in power play.

    Forward played pretty sloppy game against the Slovaks. His passing was inaccurate and he didn’t make enough work off the puck and this slowed down the game of his line. Koivula has improved his skating but it still looks heavy and he needs to make some extra work to get his feet moving. Koivula had problems especially in quick transitions. His defensive game needs more work too.

    Koivula is a big and strong player who is pretty good in board play and in front of net. However Koivula was much better in this area against Canada and it felt like he didn’t give all he got against Slovakia. Couple of times Koivula got the puck when his feet were already moving and thanks to his good stickhandling skills, good reach and big body it is extremely tough to get puck away from him even in tight situations.

  • 2016-10-15 at Ilves - Kärpät by Miika Arponen

    Koivula has taken the leap from junior leagues to the pro leagues quite well. He is already capable of putting up points in Liiga and is also a part of one the best power plays in the league.

    His hockey IQ is very high, and he seems to always find his linemates quite well. He still needs to work with his skating, although it has gotten significantly better from last year. He has also gained some muscle and can win board battles against seasoned pro veterans.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Ilves U16U16 SM-sarja Q8 7 1219 4|        
  Ilves U16U16 SM-sarja29 26 3056 18|        
  Ilves U18U18 SM-sarja5 4 26 0|Playoffs5 0 11
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr9 4 26 2|        
 2014-2015 Ilves U18U18 SM-sarja21 22 3254 10|Playoffs3 1 01
  Ilves U20U20 SM-sarja22 4 610 12|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr18 3 58 2|        
  Finland U17EYOF3 1 12 2|        
 2015-2016 Ilves U20U20 SM-sarja49 26 3258 18|Playoffs7 5 712
  Finland U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 01 6|        
  IlvesLiiga1 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 IlvesLiiga50 10 2030 6|Playoffs10 2 35
  Finland U20WJC-206 0 00 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr13 1 23 4|        
 2017-2018 IlvesLiiga53 9 1827 24|        
  Finland U20WJC-205 0 22 4|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr16 4 26 16|        
 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL69 21 2546 28|Playoffs5 0 22
 2019-2020 New York IslandersNHL12 0 00 2|        
  Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL36 9 1322 29|        

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