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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194

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Teemu Pulkkinen has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids.
Pulkkinen scored his first NHL goal last night. His demotion was expected though given that the Red Wings don't have any more games scheduled before the All-Star break. Jan 21 - 12:44 PM

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Teemu Pulkkinen tallied his first NHL goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over Minnesota.

"It's been hard to find the open spots," Pulkkinen said of the NHL. "I found a good lane and Weisser made a good pass and I wanted to shoot the puck." He posted two shots in 7:25 of ice time. Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids over the All-Star break.
Jan 21 - 8:31 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen had no points in 16:21 of ice time in his season debut against Washington.

Pulkkinen played just under two minutes on the power play, and he had three shots on goal in the game. The 23-year-old has the potential to be a point-producing forward. He has 39 points in 33 games in the AHL this season. He could make an impact in fantasy leagues if he keeps getting opportunities on the power play.
Jan 11 - 12:34 PM

Look for AHL scoring star Teemu Pulkkinen to get ice time on Detroit's second power-play unit.

That alone makes Pulkkinen worth watching. The youngster has tremendous offensive upside and has one of the best shots in the minors, which is often compared to Hall of Famer Brett Hull's. Although Pulkkinen will likely be playing on the Wings' third line alongside Riley Sheehan and Drew Miller, he is a viable fantasy option for the short term this season and in dynasty leagues.
Jan 10 - 10:13 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been called up by Detroit.

He is leading the AHL with 20 goals and he ranks second in the league with 39 points in 33 games. Pulkkinen didn't have a point in three appearances with the Red Wings last year, but he could be someone to watch this time around. He will be in the lineup on Saturday against Washington. Johan Franzen is out with an upper-body injury, so Pulkkinen will replace him in the lineup.
Jan 8 - 5:24 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen could get a look with the Red Wings soon.

If Detroit puts Tomas Jurco, who is dealing with a sore back, on injured reserve then Pulkkinen may be in line for an NHL call up. He leads the Grand Rapids Griffins and is tied for second in the AHL with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists) in 32 games.
Jan 7 - 5:05 PM

Detroit prospect Teemu Pulkkinen has a chance to crack the Red Wings lineup next season.

A lot will depend on whether or not the Red Wings re-sign veteran Daniel Alfredsson but the 22-year-old has a lot of offensive capabilities. He was a first round talent when drafted but he went in the fourth round because of injury concerns. The Finnish forward had 31 goals and 59 points this season for Grand Rapids and has nine points in eight playoff games.
Sun, May 18, 2014 08:12:00 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen did a decent job in his NHL debut Friday night according to Detroit coach Mike Babcock.

The 22-year-old was summoned from Grand Rapids of the AHL last week after registering 51 points in 60 games. Of his performance last night, Babcock had this to say: "He has to take better care of the puck but he can sure shoot it. He had good energy and he can skate, which was a positive. We need goals and good players, so we'll see if he can grab a bigger piece (of the pie), if he can, good for him." Keep an eye on Pulkkinen going forward as he did get some time manning the point on the Detroit second power play.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen is poised to make his NHL debut on Friday.

"It's going to be fun," Pulkkinen said. "I'm not nervous. It's one game. It's a different game, but you have to have fun." He has 26 goals and 51 points in 60 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 02:50:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have summoned Teemu Pulkkinen.

Pulkkinen has 26 goals and 51 points in 60 AHL games this season. He's been called up before, but hasn't made his NHL debut yet.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids.

Pulkkinen was on Detroit's roster for less than 24 hours. He has 24 goals and 49 points in 58 AHL games this season.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 12:29:00 PM

The NHL has suspended Teemu Pulkkinen for four preseason games for his hit on Chicago defenseman Mike Kostka.

The incident occurred in Tuesday's exhibition contest and it earned Pulkkinen a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding. He will be eligible to return when Detroit hosts Toronto on Sept. 27.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 06:50:00 PM

The NHL has scheduled Teemu Pulkkinen for an in-person meeting after his hit on Chicago's Mike Kostka.

Pulkkinen hit Kostka from behind while Kostka was attempting to control the puck behind his net. The fact that it's an in-person meeting means the NHL can suspend him for more than five games. Pulkkinen wasn't expected to make the team, but he will still have to eventually serve any potential suspension.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 12:54:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen produced a goal and an assist in Jokerit's 2-0 blanking of Lukko on Tuesday.

The Detroit prospect has collected seven goals and 14 points in 32 games this season. Pulkkinen is playing in his third full campaign with Jokerit. He was selected 111th overall in the 2010 draft.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 02:25:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen picked up an assist on Jokerit's only goal in a 1-0 win over the Pelicans.

He helped set up Teemu Eronen for the game's winning tally in the first period and it was the lone score that managed to find its way behind Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec on 35 shots. Pulkkinen, who a Detroit prospect, has 10 points in 28 games this season.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 03:01:00 PM

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