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Mikael Granlund | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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The Wild are hoping Mikael Grunlund’s game reaches another tier this season.
The 23-year-old, the ninth pick in the 2010 draft, recorded eight goals and 39 points in 68 games last season. Zach Parise believes the top power-play unit will help him be more aggressive with the puck. "But I think a big thing for him will be that No. 1 power-play unit," Parise said. "He’s going to get more touches, he’s going to get more assists, and it’s amazing what that does to the rest of your game. He’s going to get the puck more, and just for his psyche, that’ll be really important." Granlund is centering the top line between Jason Pominville and Parise. Oct 3 - 8:47 PM

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Mikael Granlund will be part of Minnesota's top power-play unit in Monday's exhibition game against Buffalo.

He's slated to join a four-forward combination with Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville. Ryan Suter is going to be the lone defender on the combination. Granlund hasn't lived up to expectations yet, but he received a four-year contract from the Wild in the summer. Look for him to take steps forward this year and reward Minnesota for their confidence.
Sep 21 - 3:42 PM

The Wild has re-signed restricted free agent Mikael Granlund for two more years.

Granlund will make $2.8 million next season and $3.2 million the following year. He registered just eight goals and 39 points in 68 games last campaign.
Jul 1 - 12:07 PM

Minnesota Wild GM Cliff Fletcher hopes to have RFA forward Mikael Granlund under a new contract "by tomorrow."

Granlund did well under his ELC, especially the last two seasons where he posted a combined 16 goals and 80 points over 131 games. Granlund's roll and importance to the team continues to grow, and after having posted 64 assists the last two seasons, expect his fantasy prowess to expand as well.
Jun 26 - 11:30 PM

Mikael Granlund's agent, Todd Diamond, is trying to negotiate a short-term deal with the Minnesota Wild.

"We've been talking on and off since training camp basically," Diamond said. "I wouldn't say we're way off. It's like a marathon. The last half mile is the most difficult. I would surmise that's where we are." The two sides have spoken a couple times in the past few weeks. Granlund doesn't have any arbitration rights and he's set to become a restricted free agent in July.
Jun 22 - 2:52 PM

Mikael Granlund is set to become a restricted free agent this summer.

Granlund had eight goals and 39 points in 68 contests. He was completing his entry-level deal, so naturally he'll be getting a substantial raise by comparison. He had previously been seeking a one or two-year bridge deal, so it wouldn't be surprising if that's what he ends up getting this summer.
May 12 - 10:36 AM

Mikael Granlund fired five shots on goal Tuesday night, but was unable to beat Chicago's Corey Crawford in a 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks.

Granlund scored a goal in the series-opening defeat, but has not recorded a point in either of the last two games. The Wild now find themselves backed into a corner trailing 3-0 and only a miracle can prevent them from becoming Round 2 casualties.
May 5 - 10:57 PM

Mikael Granlund completed the Minnesota Wild's comeback from a first period 3-0 deficit on Friday night.

The Wild stormed back in the second period to erase the deficit, which Granlund was all too happy to finish with a semi-wrap around goal through Corey Crawford just 9:30 in. However, the Blackhawks would take Game One 4-3 with a goal not ten minutes later. Granlund for his part ranks second on the team in points with six (two goals), and now has points in four of his past five games.
May 2 - 1:09 AM

Mikael Granlund recorded two assists in Monday's Game Three 3-0 victory over St. Louis.

Don't look now, but Granlund now has two assists and three points through three games this post season. He also recorded a takeaway, two blocks, and four hits during his 17:26 of ice time.
Apr 20 - 11:38 PM

Mikael Granlund put the Game One dagger into St. Louis when he made it 3-2 with 73 seconds left in the game. Minnesota would go on to win 4-2.

In 16:34, including over three minutes on special teams, Granlund won 62% of his draws with two hits and shots to go along with his goal. Granlund now has five goals and eight points in 14 career playoff games.
Apr 17 - 1:51 AM

Playoff poolies shouldn't shy away from Mikael Granlund if you like Minnesota to upset the St. Louis Blues.

He is slated to play between Zach Parise and Jason Pominville when the series begins Thursday. Granlund picked up one goal and five assists in his last eight games of the year. He also had seven points in 13 games last year in the postseason.
Apr 13 - 6:34 PM

Mikael Granlund ended his personal 14-game goalless streak during to open the scoring in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Chicago.

Granlund now has points in three of four games, with three points overall in that span. He now has eight goals and 37 points in 66 games this season. Granlund needs a goal and four points to set a new career high in both categories.
Apr 8 - 2:09 AM

Mikael Granlund has picked up three assists in his past four games.

He hasn't scored a goal in his past 13 matches, but he has 11 assists and a plus-9 rating in his last 17.
Apr 6 - 6:36 PM

Mikael Granlund, who has struggled in the faceoff circle all season, finally had a good game in the dot.

He won 10 of 14 draws against the Flames Friday night. Minnesota Mike Yeo loves Granlund's skill and overall game and the young center could be a star in this league if he just improves his sub-par faceoff skills. Perhaps all the work Granlund is putting in at practice against faceoff guru Mikko Koivu is finally beginning to pay off.
Mar 28 - 1:31 PM

Mikael Granlund grabbed two assists in the Wild's 3-2 loss to Washington on Thursday night.

Granlund now has 32 points in 57 games this season, a bit behind his pace from last year. The 23-year-old was a high scorer throughout juniors in Finland, and is looking to find his consistency in the NHL.
Mar 20 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Zac Dalpe
6Chris Porter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom