Koivunen named U20 SM-sarja rookie of the year
The Karpat U20 forward finished his season with 23 goals, 26 assists, and 49 points in 38 games. That total placed him third in the league and led Karpat U20. His 23 goals were second in the league and his 26 assists were ninth overall.
“He’s a stocky and feisty winger who goes into the dirty areas and isn’t afraid to get chippy after the whistle,” FCHockey’s head crossover scout Derek Neumeier wrote in a recent scouting report. “He’s a smart player who shows a very good understanding of how the play is unfolding and where he needs to be to influence it. Has poise and vision when the puck is on his stick.”
Koivunen’s point total led all 2021 NHL Draft-eligibles in the U20 SM-sarja as well, with his goal and assist totals both finishing second.