The Oilers have signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year contract extension, with a $4.5 million average annual value, that runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday.
In his first season in Edmonton, Koskinen, 30, has a team-best 14 wins with a 2.78 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. He recorded two shutouts in his first three starts for the Oilers, who signed the 6-7 native of Finland to a one-year deal in the offseason after he had spent five seasons with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL.
“We are excited … Mikko has a lot of experience as a No. 1 goalie and has performed well both internationally and for our club,” GM Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.
Koskinen originally was a second-round pick (31st overall) of the Islanders in the 2009 NHL Draft but appeared in only four games for New York in the 2010-11 season.