Mikko Koskinen in action with the Edmonton Oilers during a game.
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Former Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen to retire from pro hockey

Published April 2, 2024 at 1:19 PM
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Mikko Koskinen, the former Edmonton Oilers goaltender, is set to officially retire from professional hockey, after a 15-year career.

Notably, he spent four years with the Oilers, won two Gagarin Cup in the KHL, and was the tallest goalie ever to play in the NHL, standing at 6'7", until the Flyers' rookie Ivan Fedotov made his debut earlier this week.

He's been playing with HC Lugana, in Switzerland, for the past two seasons. It was reported that he had a deal planned for next season, but when it fell through, decided to hang up his skates.

"Iltalehti reports former #LetsGoOilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen will retire."




"Goalkeeper Mikko Koskinen, 35, is ending his playing career, reports Iltalehti.

Koskinen played in the Liiga, NHL, KHL, and NL among others. His trophy cabinet includes, for example, two World Championship silvers.

Thank you, "Three Meter Koskinen"!" *Translated from Finnish.


Mikko Koskinen announces his retirement after a 15-year career in the KHL, NHL and NL



Koskinen was drafted 31st overall by the Islanders in 2009 and made his debut in 2010-11.

Between 2011 and 2018, he spent time in the SM-liiga, the AHL and the KHL. He had a big impact with the St. Petersburgh SKA in his time in Russia, where he helped his team win two Gagarin Cups. Interestingly, he played with Artemi Panarin, Ilya Kovalchuk when he won in 2014-15, and with Pavel Datsyuk and Igor Shesterkin in 2016-17.

He's mostly remembered in the NHL for his time with the Edmonton Oilers, between 2018 and 2022.

Since leaving the NHL, he's been playing in the NL, Switzerland's top league, for the HC Lugano. This season, in 28 games, he had a .900 SV% and a 2.78 GAA.

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Source: Hockey OTB - Former Oilers goaltender Koskinen will officially retire
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