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Mikael Granlund | Center | #64

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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Mikael Granlund's empty-net goal on Jan. 5 is his only marker in the past 30 games.
Granlund also has just one assist in 10 games. He isn't the only member of the Wild who is struggling to produce, but he sees most of his playing time alongside Zach Parise and he hasn't made the progress that many were hoping for. Granlund has four goals and 25 points in 49 games this season. Jan 27 - 1:15 PM

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Despite centering Minnesota's top line alongside Zach Parise and Jason Pomminville, Mikael Granlund does not play on the Wilds' first power-play unit.

Parise, Pomminville, Mikko Koivu, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Suter comprise the first unit, while Granlund gets ice time on the second team. When the season started he was a fixture on the first squad but the Wild have struggled with the man advantage and Granlund was a casualty. Needless to say, this impacts his fantasy value somewhat.
Jan 23 - 12:57 PM

Aside from an empty-netter on Jan. 5, Mikael Granlund hasn't scored a goal in 26 straight games.

Granlund's drought has been compounded by the fact that Minnesota as a whole has been struggling offensively lately. To be fair though, this isn't a huge deviation from the norm for Granlund as he had just 18 goals in 158 career games going into this season. It is disappoint though that the 23-year-old hasn't been able to take a big step forward this season when it comes to his offensive production.
Jan 17 - 10:48 AM

Mikael Granlund compiled three points in a 4-2 win versus Columbus on Tuesday night.

He assisted on two of Zach Parise's three goals in the contest prior to potting an empty netter. It was Granlund's first goal since Nov. 21 and he ended a five-game point skid as well. The Wild will need him to step up if Mikko Koivu is sidelined for any stretch of time.
Jan 6 - 9:37 AM

Mikael Granlund has 16 points in his last 20 games.

He has scored two of his three goals this season during that span, but his unwillingness to shoot most of the time is holding him back. "He's kind of on the bubble right now of showing that he can be a full-time producer, but he's still struggling to learn how to do it a little bit," coach Mike Yeo said. The 23-year-old center has 21 points in 33 contests.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Mikael Granlund registered an assist in Saturday's 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Granlund picked up the primary assist on Zach Parise's game-winning goal in the third period. The 23-year-old has picked up at least one point in 10 of his last 15 contests. Granlund has three goals and 18 points in 28 games.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Mikael Granlund has been moved off Minnesota's top power-play unit.

He has been replaced by Jason Pomminville on the non-shooting half wall. The Wild have had trouble clicking with the man advatage as of late and coach Mike Yeo needed to mix things up a bit. Needless to say this is not a good thing for Granlund's fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Mikael Granlund collected two assists in a 2-1 win against Chicago on Tuesday night.

He had the primary helper on goals by Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter in the match. Granlund has generated one goal and five assists in his last five contests to give him 15 points in 23 games this year.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

The 23-year-old has posted two multi-point games in his last three contests. Granlund picked up the primary assist on Ryan Suter's power play goal in the third period and scored in the second frame to give his team a 2-0 lead. He has three goals and 11 points in 19 games.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Granlund's goal at the 12:57 mark of the first period tied the game 1-1. He also picked up the primary assist on Mikko Koivu's power play goal in the third period. The 23-year-old has two goals and nine points in 17 games this season.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:28:00 PM

Mikael Granlund has not recorded an even-strength point in his last eight games.

He has one assist during that time and it came on a power-play goal against Winnipeg on Oct. 25. Granlund started the year with four points in his first three games, but he has gone quiet since then.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Mikael Granlund finally got on the board on Thursday night with a goal in Minnesota's 4-3 win over Arizona.

It was a pretty one too, as he took Zach Parise's glorious cross-ice pass and one-timed it through Mike Smith. He now has four points through three games this season.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:24:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:47:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 03:42:00 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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Jarret Stoll
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Chris Porter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
9Tyson Strachan
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom