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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 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36