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Ville Koistinen
Ville Koistinen
Defenseman
Number: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 187
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 17, 1982
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on May 18, 2006.
2007-08: Ranked second on the club and third among NHL rookies in plus/minus rating (+13)… Tied for ninth among first-year skaters in power-play assists (9) and power-play points (11)… Notched his first career goal/game-winning goal as part of his first three-point game (1g-2a) on Dec. 27 vs. Columbus. Also put seven shots on goal in the game, the second-highest total by a rookie in franchise history… Posted a career-high +4 rating in addition to his second multiple-point game on March 4 vs. Edmonton… Collected points in three straight games he dressed for from Feb. 23 – March 4… Earned a bronze medal while representing Finland at the 2008 World Championships.

2006-07: Played his first season in North America… Tied for eighth among AHL defensemen in points (9g-32a-41pts), despite playing in just 59 games with Milwaukee… Also finished second on the Admirals in scoring among blueliners and finished fifth overall on the club… Registered nine multi-point games… Posted an assist for PlanetUSA at the 2007 Rbk AHL All-Star Classic… Missed 21 games due to injury.

CAREER NOTES: Led Finnish Elite League defensemen in scoring (8g-26a-34pts) and assists with Ilves Tampere in 2005-06… Played in all 56 games for Ilves Tampere in 2005-06, leading the team in assists and finishing third on the club in points… Ranked second among Ilves Tampere defensemen in scoring (6g-14a-20pts) in 2004-05… Ranked second among Ilves Tampere defensemen in scoring (7g-16a-23pts) in 2003-04… Split three seasons (2000-2003) between Ilves Tampere’s senior and junior league teams.

BACKGROUND: Enjoys fishing and spending time with family… Favorites include Dumb & Dumber (movie), Prison Break (TV show), burritos (food), FC Barcelona (non-hockey sports team), Martin Lawrence (actor)… Lists his mom and grandfather as the biggest influences on his career… Lists Jessica Simpson as the person he would most like to meet… Lists Ville Nieminen as the player he idolized growing up… Lists his favorite hockey moment as scoring his first goal in the Finnish Elite League… Wife – Nina; Son - Nikolas.

TRANSACTIONS: May 18, 2006 – Signed as a free agent by Nashville.
SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00