Place of BirthOulu, FIN
Koivunen and Finland dominated the game against Germany. He spent a majority of his time in the offensive zone or with the man advantage. On the power play, Koivunen was a dangerous creator. He worked from below the goal line and worked the puck into slot or back to his defense with ease. Koivunen had two assists in this game but should have had a few more if teammates converted some chances. His first assist came off the rush, he completed an entry pass late in the second and his teammate beat the German goalie. Koivunen’s second assist was his most impressive play of the game. He completed a difficult pass to the side of the net, hitting his teammate right on the tape for an easy backdoor finish. Late in the game he added a goal, Koivunen picked up the puck at the half-wall and worked towards the high slot before beating the goalie with a nice wrist shot through a screen. His passing was his best attribute in this game, he passed the puck with purpose and almost every completed pass resulted in a shot attempt for his team. While the points came long after the game was out of hand, it was more of a reward for a great performance rather than him stepping up when the game didn’t matter.