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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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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