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Mikael Granlund | Winger | #64

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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Mikael Granlund has benefited from his switch to the wing this season.
"You don't really tire yourself defending as much playing wing," Granlund said. "I've learned it's a big responsibility in this league to be a centerman, and you win games if you defend hard. I think once in a while it took a little bit away from my offense." He is getting the puck more and his offensive creativity has been on display. Granlund is already close to surpassing the 44 points he scored in 82 matches last year, with 10 goals and 26 assists in 43 games. Jan 19 - 9:38 AM

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Mikael Granlund has five multi-point efforts in his last six games.

The line of Granlund, Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu was terrific in Thursday's win over the San Jose Sharks, and Granlund had a lot to do with it. "He’s pretty special with the puck," head coach Bruce Boudreau said of Granlund. "He always seems to be able to make that play. The only time I get mad at him is when he’s too cute and tries to make that play and it doesn’t work. But it works more often than it doesn’t." The 24-year-old has always shown flashes of skill, but it looks like he's starting to put it all together. He's accumulated 10 goals and 31 points in 37 games this season.
Jan 7 - 10:27 AM

Mikael Granlund's hot streak continued with two assists in a 5-4 win over San Jose on Thursday.

That is three straight games with multiple points for Granlund who has scored multiple points in four of his as five games. That's 17 points in 13 games for the 24-year-old. He has 31 points in 37 games and appears to be on track to exceed his career high of 44 points he recorded last season. Jason Zucker also added two points while the trio of Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise and Eric Staal combined for eight in the big offensive night.
Jan 6 - 3:17 AM

Mikael Granlund is on fire at the moment.

He has registered eight multi-point games this season, four coming in Minnesota's last five games. In the Wild's last 13 games, Granlund is a point-per-game player. There is no question he will set a career high in scoring this season with 27 points in 35 games so far.
Jan 1 - 12:53 PM

Mikael Granlund is a man who likes to score in pairs recently.

He collected his third two-point game over his last four games. Granlund has amassed 13 points in 13 games this December. With nine goals and 27 points in 35 games this season, he's well on his way to blow past last year's career-season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:44:00 AM

Mikael Granlund extended his point streak to three games by scoring a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 7-4 win over the Rangers.

Granlund's goal tied the game at one in the first period, and his assist on Jason Zucker's second period-goal extended the Wild's lead to 5-2. Granlund goes into the holiday break with back-to-back multi-point games. He has eight goals and 17 assists in 33 games.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Mikael Granlund chipped in two assists Thursday in a 4-2 win against Montreal.

He has amassed two goals and seven helpers in the last eight games. Granlund has been held off the scoresheet once during that span. He is up to 23 points in 32 matches this year.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Mikael Granlund notched a goal and an assist in 5-2 win over Nashvile on Thursday night.

He scored into an empty net 35 seconds after Eric Staal did the same thing to help the Wild seal the victory. Granlund has collected two goals and four assists in a five-game point streak.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Mikael Granlund continued his scoring ways with a goal and an assist during Friday's 6-2 win over the Penguins.

Granlund now has points in four of his last five games, with two goals and six points over that span. For the season he has five goals and 14 points in 20 games.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Mikael Granlund dished out two assists in Wednesday's 3-1 win against Winnipeg.

He had a hand in goals by Mikko Koivu and Jonas Brodin (power play) in the contest. Granlund has accounted for 12 points in 19 games this season, which includes seven in the last 10.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Mikael Granlund scored the only goal in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Granlund banked the puck off Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and in the net. Obviously, there wasn't a ton of offense in this game, as Granlund's goal came with 45 seconds left in regulation. Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin picked up the assists on the Wild's goal. Granlund has four goals and five assists in 16 games this season. He's on pace to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Mikael Granlund scored a power play goal in Minnesota's 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Wild have been dealing with some injuries heading into tonight's game and it may have made a difference in such a close game. Grandlund's second period goal tied the game at one, but the Sabres were able to take home the win in the third period. Eric Staal and Jason Pominville picked up the assists on the Wild's only goal. Granlund now has two goals and four assists in 10 games.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Mikael Granlund scored early in the first period against the Dallas Stars and secured an insurmountable lead in a 4-0 victory the for Minnesota Wild Saturday night.

Granlund gave the Wild an early lead with a shorthanded goal against Star goaltender Kari Lehtonen during the first powerplay of the night. Granlund continued to stay relevant with shots on goal in the first and third periods and an assist to teammate Nino Niederreiter in the third.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:24:00 AM

Mikael Granlund had three shots on goal in Finland's 3-0 loss to Russia Thursday afternoon.

Granlund also finished the contest with a minus-two rating, dropping him to minus-four for the tournament. Finland has now been eliminated in three games without him recording a point, but he has plenty of company in that regard as the squad only ended up with a single goal in the tournament.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Mikael Granlund has been one of the stars at the IIHF World Hockey Championships in Russia.

He has scored four goals and registered 11 points in eight games and has an assist in Saturday morning's semifinal game which Finland is leading 3-1 over Russia. Granlund has been an enigma in his NHL career to date. His skills should render better scoring results. We recommend you give Granlund the 2016-17 season before giving up on him, though. Granlund is still a candidate for a breakout season.
Sat, May 21, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zack Mitchell
6Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
9Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper