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77 Niko Mikkola D

St. Louis Blues

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 20, 2021 03:00 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Collects first postseason helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola notched an assist and a team-high four blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Game 2.

Mikkola's first postseason point came on a Mike Hoffman tally in the third period. The 25-year-old Mikkola could be in line for more responsibility if Robert Bortuzzo and/or Justin Faulk are forced to miss time after leaving Wednesday's game with upper-body injuries. In 30 regular-season outings, Mikkola had three points, 49 hits, 36 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating.

May 12, 2021 08:44 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Back in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola (upper body) is set to play in Wednesday's game versus the Wild, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Mikkola was held out of Monday's game versus the Kings with the injury, but he's recovered enough to get back in the lineup. The 25-year-old Finn is expected to skate on the third pairing Wednesday.

May 11, 2021 01:44 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Dealing with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola (upper body) did not play Monday versus the Kings, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

The severity of Mikkola's injury is unknown at this time. He drew 15:01 of ice time Saturday in Vegas and didn't suffer any obvious injury in that contest, but he was not in the lineup Monday. The Finn has just two points in 28 appearances this season, but his defensive presence has kept him in the lineup often lately.

March 9, 2021 12:24 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Pockets milestone goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola scored a goal on his only shot in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose.

The 24-year-old rookie opened the scoring just over four minutes into the game, sending a quick shot from the point through heavy traffic for his first NHL goal. Mikkola logged a team-low 10:13 of ice time and the goal was his first point in 16 games this season.

February 22, 2021 09:32 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Back with active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was promoted from the taxi squad Monday, CBS Sports reports.

Mikkola will serve as the extra man Monday and hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 8. The 24-year-old blueliner hasn't scored a point through nine games this season.

February 20, 2021 03:12 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, CBS Sports reports.

Mikkola has suited up for nine games with the Blues this season but hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 8. The 24-year-old blueliner has posted 14 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating, but he's still searching for his first point of the 2020-21 campaign.

February 18, 2021 08:28 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Depth add Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was added to the active roster Thursday, per CBS Sports.

Mikkola continues to shift between the taxi squad and active roster in a cap-saving measure for the Blues. The 24-year-old has gone pointless in nine games this season. Mikkola will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's contest against San Jose.

February 13, 2021 09:12 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Heads to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was designated for the taxi squad Saturday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Mikkola was a healthy scratch Friday after playing eight straight games and averaging 13:02 per contest. He'll continue to practice and travel with the team. Robert Bortuzzo's addition to the active roster means Mikkola's playing time could be sparce moving forward.

January 31, 2021 11:24 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Snags first assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola notched an assist, four blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

Mikkola was reliable defensively and managed to get on the scoresheet for the first time this year with his assist on Colton Parayko's goal. The 24-year-old Mikkola is more of a defensive presence than a scorer -- he has nine blocks, four hits and a plus-1 rating through five appearances this year. He's safe to avoid from a fantasy perspective, as he sees only a limited role on the third pairing.

January 17, 2021 12:40 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Moves to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was recalled from the taxi squad Sunday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

The Blues placed Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) on injured reserve Sunday, and Mikkola was called up to add depth on the blue line. At 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Mikkola is a strong stay-at-home defenseman that will add physicality during Bortuzzo's absence. Carl Gunnarsson may end up slotting into the third pairing instead of Mikkola, though.

January 12, 2021 03:52 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Shifts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was assigned to AHL Utica on Tuesday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

Mikkola failed to make the NHL roster, but he was handed an impossible task with St. Louis' crowded blue line. The 24-year-old will add depth on the Blues' taxi squad moving forward. The 6-foot-4 blueliner is a sturdy defender that can play up and down the lineup if necessary.

February 18, 2020 04:16 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Shuffles back to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blues reassigned Mikkola to AHL San Antonio on Tuesday.

Mikkola was called up last week but watched all three games from the press box. His chances of getting back into the lineup this season have gone down further, barring injuries, as the Blues traded a second-round pick to acquire Marco Scandella from the Canadiens. Still, the 23-year-old has proved his worth and was signed to a two-year, one-way contract extension in January, so he'll be able to battle for a full-time role in 2020-21.

February 12, 2020 09:16 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Joining parent club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was called up from AHL San Antonio on Wednesday.

The Finnish defenseman was brought up to cover for Jay Bouwmeester (chest) after the latter suffered a cardiac episode Tuesday. Mikkola has one assist in five appearances for the Blues during a stint with the big club in January.

January 30, 2020 02:20 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Inks two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola signed a two-year, one-way extension worth $787,500 with the Blues on Thursday.

Mikkola earned his first NHL action this year due to injuries, and he immediately drew praise from head coach Craig Berube, who felt confident enough to keep him in the lineup for five games. The big-bodied defenseman (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) fits St. Louis' blue-line pedigree, and he looks NHL-ready. He's never going to stack up points, but his defensive play is strong and he doesn't shy away from contact. With question marks surrounding Blues defensemen -- Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester will both be unrestricted free agents in July -- Mikkola has a good chance at making the Opening Night roster next year.

January 18, 2020 07:12 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Heads to AHL during bye week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was assigned to AHL San Antonio on Saturday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

The 23-year-old defenseman will see plenty of ice time in the minors while the Blues enjoy their bye week, and it's likely Mikkola gets called up when the defending champs reconvene in Vancouver on Jan. 27.

January 10, 2020 03:24 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Notches first NHL point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola recorded an assist and a plus-3 rating over 15:31 of ice time in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Sabres.

Mikkola dished out an assist on Tyler Bozak's first-period score, which went down as the game-winner. It was also Mikkola's first NHL point. The 23-year-old is an exciting prospect for the Blues, not because of his offensive upside but because of his defensive play. The 2015 fifth-round pick fits the Blues' defensive brand, too, as he stands at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds is willing to be physical.

January 7, 2020 01:36 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: NHL debut on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola will make his NHL debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Sharks, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

Mikkola -- a fifth-round pick in 2015 -- has played 100 AHL games, accruing four goals and 20 points, and he'll finally get his shot at the top level since Colton Parayko (upper body) and Carl Gunnarsson (arm) can't go. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound blueliner is known for his defensive acumen, and he'll work on the bottom pairing with Robert Bortuzzo.

January 6, 2020 11:08 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blues recalled Mikkola from AHL San Antonio on Monday.

Mikkola spent a couple weeks with the Blues during December, but he didn't make his NHL debut. The 23-year-old will have another chance as Jake Walman heads down in a corresponding move. Mikkola's best chance to crack the lineup would be if Colton Parayko (undisclosed) can't play Tuesday versus the Sharks.

December 13, 2019 05:32 PM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Summoned by big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

St. Louis recalled Mikkola from AHL San Antonio on Friday.

The Blues placed Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Mikkola will round out the team's depth at defense for the foreseeable future. The 23-year-old has notched eight points in 26 AHL appearances this season.

October 5, 2018 11:01 AM
Blues' Niko Mikkola: Sent down a level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mikkola was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Friday.

Mikkola was scratched from Thursday's season opener versus the Bruins. Following the 4-0 home loss, the Blues decided to have the 2015 fifth-round pick head back to the minors in favor of depth forward Chris Thorburn. Neither move has tangible fantasy implications.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/23vs COLL 2-5000-113:10
05/21vs COLL 1-5000-119:37
05/19@ COLL 3-6011+114:23
05/17@ COLL 1-4000+111:31
05/13vs MINW 7-3011-120:24
05/12vs MINW 4-0000+117:50
05/08@ LVL 1-4000-115:01
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21STL30123-1100000
2019-20STL511300000
Total35134-800000
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21STL30224.514:316260.5758.0211103
2019-20STL5100.014:211010.004.530000
Total35323.114:297260:3462:3311103
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/205
Birthdate:
04/27/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Kiiminki, Finland
Team:
St. Louis Blues
School:

NHL Experience:
1