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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.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61