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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
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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. May 18 - 8:12 AM

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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.
Mar 15 - 9:36 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.
Mar 14 - 2:50 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.
Mar 12 - 2:00 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.
Mar 7 - 12:29 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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Teemu Pulkkinen was expected to return to Europe and the Red Wings have announced that he has been assigned to Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League.

He was a fourth-round selection by Detroit in the 2010 draft and he was signed by the club back in May. Pulkkinen was on hand at the Wings' prospects camp and he impressed his fitness level and skills. He is confident that he will have a bounce back year in Finland this season.
Source: Mlive.com
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 01:23:00 PM

Highly touted Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen expects to return to Finland for another season of grooming after turning in what he recognizes as a subpar season in 2011-12.

Detroit's fourth-round draft choice in 2010, Pulkkinen has been compared to former NHL star Brett Hull. However, the left winger's production in Finland dropped last season to 16 goals and 21 assists from 18 goals and 36 assists the season before. "I didn't play so good last season," Pulkkinen, 20, said after a practice session during the Red Wings development camp. "It's a good league in Finland, a real good league with real good players, and I didn't play as good." Pulkkinen signed an entry-level contract with the Wings last month and will participate in training camp in September. But with the overload of forwards on the roster, it's doubtful the 5-foot-10, 194 pounder could earn a spot, so he'll stay in Finland one more season. "It's important to go back and play one (more) good season," he said.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 08:58:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The fourth-round selection in 2010 played this season for Helsinki in one of Finland’s top leagues. The 20-year-old was 16-21-37 in 56 games. He is only the second Finnish-born players selected by the Red Wings since Valtteri Filppula 10 years ago.
Tue, May 29, 2012 04:06:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson