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#26 Teemu Pulkkinen
Pos: Left Wing
D.O.B.: 1/2/92
From: Vantaa, Finland
Height: 5'10
Weight: 194
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 4th round 111th overall 2010 draft by Detroit Red Wings
Acquired: Signed to 3 yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 5/29/12
Plus: Pure sniper... Great shot with an excellent release...
Minus: Skating is only average... defensive game could use some work...
Organizational Comments: "He's a pure goal scorer. Got a great shot. Can really shoot the puck. He's kind of a cross between a Ray Whitney-Brett Hull kind of player." Jim Nill - Wings Asst. General Manager
What GRC says: 2012-13: Pulkkinen was a surprise at the end of the season as he showed off some world-class offensive skill. He was one of the top scorers in the first round, scoring a pair of goals with his big shot and adding an assist. His defensive deficiencies started cutting into his ice-time, and eventually led to a spot in the press box for the rest of the postseason. Next season should be a good one for the Griffins next Finnish sniper.
Spring 2013: Pulkkinen has been compared favorably with Brett Hull at times, but has had an up and down season. He should get an opportunity to see where he stands against North american competition in advance of competing for a roster spot next fall.
Role: Scoring winger
Projection: NHL top six forward


5/29/12 Signed to 3 yr Contract by Detroit (NHL)