Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom Koivisto
Tom Koivisto was born June 4, 1974 in Turku, Finland. The eighth round, 253rd overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Koivisto honed his skills in the Finlands Elite League before making his North American debut in 2002-03.

An offensive defenseman in Finland, Koivisto played ten seasons in the Elite League and was named the leagues Top Defenseman in 2001-02 and was named a defenseman on the All-Star team. Over the course of the next two seasons, Koivisto split his time between the AHLs Worcester IceCats and St. Louis before being acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes for future considerations at the 2004 trade deadline. Upon his arrival with the Coyotes, Koivisto was assigned to the clubs AHL affiliate in Springfield.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 4 9 13 40 8 1 3 4 12
1991-92 Finland EJC-A 5 0 2 2 2
1992-93 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 21 10 8 18 30 5 1 1 2 6
1992-93 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 16 0 4 4 4
1992-93 TPS Turku Finland 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Finland WJC-A 7 0 1 1 0
1993-94 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 4 5 9 16 7 0 5 5 8
1993-94 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 16 4 12 16 2
1993-94 TPS Turku Finland 18 2 5 7 4 1 0 1 1 2
1993-94 Finland WJC-A 7 1 0 1 6
1994-95 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 5 0 2 2 8
1994-95 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 14 7 3 10 6
1994-95 TPS Turku Finland 4 0 0 0 4
1994-95 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 25 3 3 6 16
1995-96 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 50 8 11 19 52 9 1 2 3 6
1996-97 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 46 18 17 35 50 10 4 2 6 6
1997-98 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 23 6 6 12 28
1997-98 HPK Hameenlinna EuroHL 3 1 0 1 0
1998-99 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 52 13 26 39 91 8 5 1 6 14
1999-00 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 43 8 20 28 58 11 2 1 3 2
2000-01 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 47 8 15 23 36 5 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 43 8 14 22 30 12 3 8 11 2
2001-02 Finland WC-A 9 2 1 3 4 +2
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 2 4 6 10 +1
2002-03 Worcester IceCats AHL 47 4 13 17 32 +4 3 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 28 4 13 17 16 +4
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 0 8 8 12 -6
2004-05 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 9 19 28 66 14 1 1 2 14
2005-06 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 40 6 16 22 76 17 5 2 7 30
2006-07 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 36 7 17 24 91 6 0 4 4 8
2007-08 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 47 7 10 17 46 4 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 43 5 17 22 56 5 1 0 1 2
2009-10 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 40 6 13 19 40 3 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 22 2 4 6 10


Finnish Elite League All-Star Team (2002) Finnish Elite League Best Defenseman (2002) Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for future considerations, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), April 15, 2004.