Niko Mikkola
Born (1996-04-27)27 April 1996,
Kiiminki, Finland
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
KalPa
Tappara
Ntl. team Flag of Finland.png Finland
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2015
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2014–present

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

During the 2019–20 season, on 7 January 2020, Mikkola made his NHL debut with the Blues against the San Jose Sharks.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 KalPa Jr. A 37 9 14 23 80
2014–15 KalPa Liiga 10 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Hokki Mestis 5 1 0 1 8 7 0 1 1 2
2015–16 KalPa Liiga 55 3 6 9 22 3 0 1 1 4
2015–16 KalPa Jr. A 8 0 1 1 10
2016–17 KalPa Liiga 56 4 11 15 89 10 1 2 3 4
2017–18 Tappara Liiga 50 2 9 11 54 16 0 1 1 10
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
Liiga totals 171 9 27 36 169 29 1 4 5 18
NHL totals 5 0 1 1 0
Medal record

Niko Mikkola
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
World Championships
Gold 2019 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Gold 2016 Finland

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2016 Finland WJC 7 0 1 1 6
2019 Finland WC 10 2 3 5 0
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 6
Senior totals 10 2 3 5 0

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