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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Mikael Granlund

Wednesday, 06.16.2010 / 5:19 PM ET / 2010 NHL Draft
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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Mikael Granlund
Leading up to the 2010 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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MIKAEL GRANLUND
#1 European Skater
HIFK, FINLAND
 
Position: Center Shoots: Left
Height: 5'10 Weight: 180
Born: 2/26/92 Born In: Oulu, FIN
   
THE SHINNY:
The top ranked European player in the draft, Mikael Granlund was just under a point-per-game player in Finland's top league as he registered 40 points (13 goals) in 43 games with HIFK.

Granlund led Finland at the 2010 World Junior Championships as he set up six goals and finished with seven points.

NHL Central Scouting's Goran Stubb: “Saku Koivu clone. He's small, but no one's told him he's small. He has a really good, winning attitude, works very hard. He's tough, and he has very good hockey sense."
 QUICK HITS


NHL Team:
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout Move: "Forsberg Style"
Movie: The Hangover
Website: facebook.com
TV Show: Prison Break and 24
Place To Visit: Jamaica


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 HIFK FINLAND 35 21 36 57 45
2009-10 HIFK FINLAND 43 13 27 40 2

NEWS:
Granlund Draft Profile (bleacherreport.com)
(6.10.10) The NHL has not had a dominant young Finnish superstar since arguably Teemu Selanne. That may all change when Mikael Granlund becomes the first European player to be drafted when the 2010 NHL Entry Draft arrives in June.

Playing for HIFK’s junior team in the Finnish Elite League in the 2008-09 season, Granlund dominated the competition, scoring 57 points in just 35 games. After being promoted to the big league for the 2009-10 season, the 5'10" 180-pound center put up 40 points in 43 games as a rookie in the second-highest league in Europe.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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