Friday’s Future Wing: Teemu Pulkkinen

Name: Teemu Pulkkinen
Number: No. 56
Height: 5’11”
Position: Left Wing
Shot: Right
Age: 22
Draft: (2010) 4th round, No. 111 overall

Teemu Pulkkinen, 22, is a right-handed left-winger, native of Vantaa, Finland. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL entry level draft at No. 111 overall.

Pulkkinen is a first class, high-end talent that has an extremely dangerous shot, combining both strength and accuracy to collectively provide him for a canon wrist or slap shot.

The 5-foot-11 forward has played in Finland since 2009 and made his first full season appearance in Grand Rapids in 2013-2014 where he played in 71 games and accumulated 59 points through 31 goals with the Griffins.

Although Pulkkinen is not necessarily the best skater, he makes up for it with his incredible puck handling abilities and his playmaking skills.

Regular Season Statistics:
Jokerit Helsinki (SM-liiga)
2009-2010: 12 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS
2010-2011: 55 GP, 18 G, 36 A, 54 PTS
2011-2012: 56 GP, 16 G, 21 A, 37 PTS
2012-2013: 59 GP, 14 G, 20 A, 34 PTS
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
2012-2013: 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS
2013-2014: 71 GP, 31 G, 28 A, 59 PTS
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
2013-2014: 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS

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