Otto Koivula

New York Islanders
Photo courtesy of TheAthletic.com

Fantasy Summary

A power forward with soft hands but perhaps a limited offensive ceiling at the next level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.7
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country FIN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 9, 1998
Height 6‘5”
Weight 220 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 120

Observations

March 2019 – After a slow start to his season, Koivula has started to transition well into the North American game. With 40 points in 57 games, it is a possibility that we could see him taking a crack at the NYI roster sooner rather than later. He projects as a third-line scoring forward, something that the Islanders have missed this year. In a league that is moving towards higher goal totals, teams will need three solid scoring lines to keep up with their competitors. Koivula’s large frame and scoring touch will give the Islanders and your fantasy team some value if they choose to bring him up in the future.  Nate Duffett

January 2018 – Otto Koivula spent time on Finland’s third line through most of the World Junior Championships. He had a quiet tournament – netting just two assists and a minus-3 rating. The overall pace of the tournament and Finland’s weaker-than-usual forward skill made for tough sledding for the big Finn. The Isles fourth round pick in 2016 is having a fine year in Finland’s top league. He has 19 points in 33 games as Ilves struggles to get into playoff contention. The 6-4 winger has an unusually low amount of goals for his career and play style – just four on 85 shots. Michael Farkas


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 7 12 19 4 |          
  Ilves U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 29 26 30 56 18 |          
  Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 5 4 2 6 0 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 9 4 2 6 2 |          
 2014-2015 Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 21 22 32 54 10 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 22 4 6 10 12 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 18 3 5 8 2 |          
  Finland U17 EYOF 3 1 1 2 2 |          
 2015-2016 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 49 26 32 58 18 | Playoffs 7 5 7 12
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 0 1 6 |          
  Ilves Liiga 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Ilves Liiga 50 10 20 30 6 | Playoffs 10 2 3 5
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 1 2 3 4 |          
 2017-2018 Ilves Liiga 53 9 18 27 24 |          
  Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 2 2 4 |          
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 4 2 6 16 |          
 2018-2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 69 21 25 46 28 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
 2019-2020 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 1 1 2 |          

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