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Mikael Granlund | Winger | #64

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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Wild GM Chuck Fletcher indicated that Mikael Granlund (groin) could be ready to play as early as this weekend.
Granlund was originally expected to miss the team's games at Winnipeg and Calgary, but Fletcher said that's "not necessarily" the plan anymore. He looked good while skating, shooting and puckhandling before Monday's practice. Oct 16 - 3:10 PM

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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau announced that Mikael Granlund (groin) has resumed skating.

Skating is the next step in his recovery from his groin ailment. If he does not suffer any setbacks, he should re-join his teammates at practice during the week. Fantasy owners might be able to get him back into their lineups some time next week.
Oct 14 - 12:17 PM

Mikael Granlund will probably miss the next four games because of the groin injury, according to coach Bruce Boudreau.

"I think Granny is going to miss the next four games for sure," Boudreau said. "It's a day at a time with him." Granlund missed Saturday's game at Carolina after he played in Minnesota's opener. If that timetable holds then he may not be available to play until Oct. 24 versus Vancouver.
Oct 10 - 2:19 PM

Mikael Granlund didn't participate in Friday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

"It was more of a maintenance day than anything else," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I expect him to be fine by tomorrow." After saying that though, Boudreau added, "What do I know? I thought Zach was going to be ready the first week of camp, too." All-in-all, it sounds like Granlund is still probable for Saturday's contest, but remember that nothing is set in stone.
Oct 6 - 6:01 PM

Mikael Granlund picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Granlund had an incredible year in 2016-17, and the Wild will be looking for more of the same this season. The 25-year-old had 26 goals and 69 points in 81 games. He'll have fantasy value in most standard leagues. Defenseman Matt Dumba also found the back of the net in the win over the Avalanche.
Sep 23 - 9:00 PM

It looks as if Wild coach Bruce Boudreau will leave last season's second line of Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker intact.

Well this was pretty much a no-brainer. Granlund led the Wild in scoring with 69 points and the line was one of the NHL's best for stretches last season. Minnesota's first unit will likely feature Eric Staal, Zach Parise and either Nino Niederreiter or Charlie Coyle.
Sep 17 - 11:14 AM

Mikael Granlund reportedly suffered an ankle injury while training in Finland this offseason.

According to beat reporter Michael Russo, Granlund rolled his ankle while running. He's in crutches right now, but he's expected to be ready to resume training in approximately two weeks. The injury shouldn't affect his ability to start training camp with the Wild. Granlund recently signed a three-year extension worth $17.25 million this offseason. He had 26 goals and 43 assists in 81 games last season.
Aug 17 - 7:07 PM

Mikael Granlund believes he can improve on his breakout 2016-17 campaign.

Granlund led the Wild in scoring with 69 points in 81 games last season, while providing a personal bests with 26 goals and 43 assists. He agreed to a three-year, $17.25 million deal earlier this week. Granlund will try to prove himself and cash in when his current agreement expires. For the 2017-18 campaign, his main focus is a deeper playoff run for the Wild after they knocked out in five games by St. Louis last year.
Aug 4 - 4:38 PM

Minnesota has avoided going to salary arbitration with Mikael Granlund by agreeing to terms on a three-year contract worth $17.25 million.

He is slated to earn $5.25 million in 2017-18, $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $6.5 million in 2019-20. Granlund led the Wild in scoring last season with a career high 69 points in 81 games. He also registered 26 goals along with a plus-23 rating and 20 power-play points. "Mikael has been an important part of our club for the last five years, and he showed a great amount of growth with an impressive performance last season," said GM Chuck Fletcher. "People across the league are now surely aware of what our management group has always known: Mikael has a tremendous level of talent and skill. Coupled with his excellent work ethic and tremendous character, we know he'll play a large role in the future success of our team, and we're thrilled to have him under contract moving forward."
Source: Wild.com
Aug 1 - 5:48 PM

Minnesota hopes to sign restricted free agent Mikael Granlund soon to avoid going to arbitration.

Granlund's arbitration hearing is slated for August 4. The Wild would like to sign him and fellow RFA Nino Niederreiter to three- to five-year contracts. It's believed that Granlund would like to receive a long-term deal worth more than $6 million annually, but he'll probably have to come down from that number. There hasn't been a case to go to an arbitrator yet in the NHL and a contract could be worked out for Granlund as his hearing gets closer.
Jul 26 - 8:06 PM

Mikael Granlund has elected for salary arbitration.

Of course the door is still open for Minnesota and Granlund to come to terms before the hearing. He's coming off a big season where he scored 26 goals and 69 points in 81 contests. That should earn him a substantial raise from his 2016-17 cap hit of $3 million.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:39 PM

The Minnesota Wild and restricted free agent Mikael Granlund will begin contract talks next week.

Granlund had an incredible year in 2016-17, as he posted career-highs in goals (26) and points (69). He'll be making more than the $3 million dollars he had been making the last two seasons.
Jun 24 - 5:19 PM

Minnesota has not started contract talks with pending restricted free agent Mikael Granlund.

The Wild met with Granlund's agent at the combine and will probably touch base again at the draft. Granlund is eligible for salary arbitration. He racked up 26 goals and 69 points in 81 games during the 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 7 - 6:25 PM

Mikael Granlund had been playing through a broken hand in the playoffs.

His recovery time is set for four-to-six weeks. Granlund had two assists in five games against St. Louis in the postseason. During the regular season, he broke out with 26 goals and 69 points in 81 matches.
Apr 25 - 12:20 PM

Mikael Granlund was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Sunday.

The trophy "is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. No member of the Wild nor the Stars franchises has ever taken home the Lady Byng.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 7:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Marcus Foligno
5Daniel Winnik
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Tyler Ennis
4Chris Stewart
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Kyle Quincey
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock