Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ville Koistinen
Ville Koistinen was born June 17, 1982 in Oulu, Finland. Undrafted, the defenseman honed his skills for parts of six seasons with Ilves Tampere of the Finish Elite League before he arrived in North America.

After his most productive offensive season with Ilves Tampere, Koistinen crossed the big pond and attended the Nashville Predators' prospects camp. Impressed with his skill, the Predators signed the Finnish native and assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. He spent a full season in Milwaukee before he was called up to the Predators for 48 games of the 2007-08 season.

On the international stage, Koistinen has represented his homeland at numerous U18 World Championships and World Championships of Hockey.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 34 4 10 14 86
1998-99 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 14 4 6 10 69
1999-00 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 4 2 6 40
2000-01 Ilves Tampere Finland 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0
2000-01 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 1 8 9 101
2001-02 Ilves Tampere Finland 53 1 8 9 42
2001-02 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 2 2 4 16
2002-03 Ilves Tampere Finland 18 4 1 5 8
2002-03 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 10
2003-04 Ilves Tampere Finland 54 7 16 23 51 7 0 2 2 0
2004-05 Ilves Tampere Finland 52 6 14 20 69 3 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Ilves Tampere Finland 56 8 26 34 70 4 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 9 32 41 44 -4 4 0 2 2 4
2006-07 Finland WC-A 2 0 0 0 2 +3
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 48 4 13 17 18 +13
2007-08 Finland WC-A 9 1 1 2 4 +2
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 38 3 8 11 14 0
2008-09 Finland WC-A 4 1 2 3 4 0
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 17 1 3 4 8 +1
2009-10 Rochester Americans AHL 8 1 1 2 4 -3
2010-11 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 31 4 8 12 28
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Finland 28 7 10 17 18
2011-12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland 49 7 7 14 38
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland-Q 5 0 3 3 33
2013-14 HC Davos Swiss 43 8 10 18 36 6 0 3 3 2
2014-15 HC Davos Swiss 40 5 13 18 34
2015-16 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 51 7 20 27 84 6 1 0 1 18
2016-17 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 50 6 24 30 50
NHL Totals 103 8 24 32 40


Signed as a free agent by Nashville, May 11, 2006. Missed majority of 2008-09 as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury, December 28, 2009. Sgned as a free agent by Skelleftea (Sweden). November 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finalnd), May 23, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), December 30, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finalnd), May 27, 2012.
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