News – Lugano: the 5th foreigner will be Mikko Koskinen

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As expected (see also our news), Hockey Club Lugano has signed its fifth foreigner after the captain Mark Arcobellorenovations with attackers Daniel Carr et Troy Josephs and the signature of the defender Oliwer Kaski.

The club has picked up an audience for the next two championships with the Finnish goalkeeper Mikko KoskinenThe 33 -year -old, who recently ended the NHL playoffs with the Edmonton Oilers (45 attendances during the season).

Born in Vantaa, on the Helsinki border in July 1988, the great Finnish goalkeeper (200 cm, 92 kg) built a world -class career. Made in 2009 in the second round as the New York Islanders’ first goalkeeper of the year, he made his NHL debut in February 2011.

Returning to his homeland until 2014 where he defended the first colors of the KalPa Kuopio, then from his “” Espoo Blues “, he then stood out as one of the best porters in the KHL, making part of protagonists of the conquest of two national titles (Coupe Gagarine) with SKA St. Petersburg in 2015 and 2017.

A consecration that opened the door for him to return to the NHL stage where he wore the Edmonton Oilers jersey over the last four seasons. Koskinen has played a total of 175 games in the NHL, 261 games in the KHL, 135 games in the Finnish League and 44 games in the AHL over the course of his career.

With the jersey of the Finnish national team, Koskinen participated in the 2014 and 2016 World Championships, winning two silver medals, at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. At the 2016 World Cup in Russia, he was named best goalkeeper of the tournament and was included in the All Star team with the compatriots Patrik Laine et Mikael Granlund.

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