Koskinen has come to Russia not alone. Along with him is the man that hockey players are supposed to develop his sports career. This is Marco Torenius – goal coach. It was he, with the help of coaching, sought to turn Koskinen into a top goalkeeper. They started working together in Finland.
During his time at the club, Mikko has more than once become the best goalkeeper of the month. In addition, he participated in the 2014 KHL All-Star game. At the end of 2014, Koskinen joined SKA in exchange for Alexander Salak. The reason is the salary delay in Siberia, and the desire to join the top team. Torenius followed him.
At that time in St. Petersburg, the position of the goalkeeper is the most vulnerable. This greatly reduces the chances of a long-awaited Gagarin Cup. Communication helped solve this problem. Right in the first season was Mikko in the club, the SKA team won the Gagarin Cup for the first time in history.
The second trophy won two years later. In the first season, the goalkeeper won the silver medal of the Russian championship. The coaches sometimes allow Shesterkin to play at the gate, but the Finnish goalkeeper has taken part in all the important matches.
According to statistics, Mikko Koskinen blocked 93, 6% of attacks in 22 playoff matches. He became the best player and goalkeeper of KHL. The goalkeeper in the city of Novosibirsk is nicknamed the Finnish Wall and justifies it in St. He is the highest paid KHL goalkeeper and receives 2, 6 million dollars.
In the 2017/2018 season, Mikko Koskinen participated in forty-four matches for SKA. Thirty-two of them ended in victory, and nine he played the game with a score of 0.
Sports performance at NHL
Where Mikko Koskinen plays now, we will add. After completing the contract with the goalkeeper, SKA decided to take the next step in his career. He returned to NHL, signed a contract with the “Oilfield” club for a year with a salary of 2, 5 million dollars.
SKA warmly said goodbye to her former goalkeeper. Torenius, who stayed as a coach in St. Petersburg, say goodbye to him. Back at NHL at the age of thirty, the hockey player didn’t think about his first unsuccessful attempt. He started everything from scratch, like the first time. From his own words, he knows what he is capable of and believes in himself.