Known as one of the most successful players in the ice hockey league, Mikko Koivu is a Finnish professional ice hockey center. He is the captain of the Minnesota Wild, and is known for winning gold at the 2011 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships. The player started his career with the Finnish junior ice hockey league, TPS, when he was just seventeen years old. He later played for the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros, and was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Mikko Koivu has played in the NHL for fifteen seasons with the Minnesota Wild. In his second season with the team, he established himself as a top two-way center in the league. In 2006-07, he had 20 goals and 54 points. He was also named to the NHL All-Star team in 2008. Koivu served in the Finnish Army during the summer of 2011. He also served as captain of Finland at the 2004 World Cup.
Koivu was drafted sixth overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild in 2005. In his first season, he played all 82 games. He broke his leg in a game against the Vancouver Canucks. The next year, Koivu was voted first vote for the Selke Trophy, which is awarded to the best two-way center in the NHL. He also had 21 goals and 34 assists.
Koivu was also selected to the NHL All-Star team in 2012. He played on the ice hockey team for Finland, and was the runner-up to Canada for the gold medal at the 2004 World Cup. During the 2006 Winter Olympics, Koivu had a disappointing performance, registering no points. He was subsequently suspended for the rest of the season. After a brief stint with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Koivu joined the Wild in 2008. He was drafted to the NHL’s Central Division in 2008, and became the team’s permanent captain.
Koivu is married to Helena Koivu. They were married for six years, and had three children together. The couple divorced in 2020. The reason for their split is not known. Helena has said that it was not money related. However, if the case goes to court in the United States, Helena could claim a portion of Mikko’s fortune.
Mikko Koivu’s net worth is estimated to be around ten million dollars. He has a number of sources of income, including different brand endorsements. His father, Jukka Koivu, was the former head coach of TPS. His brother Saku Koivu is a retired NHL player. He was also the alternate captain of the Anaheim Ducks.
Mikko Koivu’s wife, Helena, is also very successful in the business world. She is the owner of her own beauty line and boutique. She also owns several mansions and expensive cars. She is also a partner of the company M&N’s Suite 4 Kids, which is a charity that donates rooms to children with serious medical conditions.