|Born||27 April 1996,|
|6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
|St. Louis Blues|
|NHL Draft||127th overall, 2015|
St. Louis Blues
Niko Mikkola (born 27 April 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing under contract as a prospect with the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL). Mikkola was selected by the Blues, 127th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Mikkola made his Liiga debut playing with KalPa during the 2014–15 Liiga season. On May 29, 2017, despite interest from St. Louis to sign his entry-level deal, Mikkola opted to continue his professional career in the Liiga, signing a two-year deal with fellow Finnish outfit, Tappara.
By still harbouring NHL ambitions, Mikkola opted to attend the St. Louis Blues 2017 training camp in preparation for the 2017–18 season. He was assigned back to Tappara after competing in two pre-season contests with the Blues on September 25, 2017. In his only season with Tappara, Mikkola added 2 goals and 11 points in 50 regular season games before helping the club to a silver medal in the post-season, leading the league in plus-minus.
On June 1, 2018, Mikkola agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2018–19||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||70||2||7||9||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||48||2||12||14||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||St. Louis Blues||NHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Finland|
|World Junior Championships|
International[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Niko Mikkola player profile" (in Finnish) (2015-04-05). Retrieved on 2015-04-06.
- "Blues prospect Niko Mikkola signs two-year deal with Finnish club" (2017-06-03). Retrieved on 2017-06-04.
- Mikkola assigned to Finnish Elite league club (2017-09-25). Retrieved on 2017-09-25.
- "Blues sign Mikkola to entry-level deal". St. Louis Blues (2018-06-01). Retrieved on 2018-06-01.
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