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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 inked a one-year, $735,000 deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
Pulkkinen had five goals and eight points in 31 games with Detroit last season. He's projected to start the 2015-16 campaign with the Red Wings and is worth keeping an eye on as he also recorded 34 goals and 61 points in 46 AHL contests in 2014-15. Jul 21 - 2:42 PM

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Teemu Pulkkinen is expected to be with the Red Wings to start the 2015-16 campaign.

He is out of minor league options, so he's expected to get the full NHL experience next year after he played in 31 contests with Detroit in 2014-15. Pulkkinen generated five goals and eight points at the NHL level, but he excelled in the AHL with 34 goals and 61 points in 46 matches. He also added 14 markers and 18 points in 16 playoff outings for Grand Rapids.
Jun 29 - 10:54 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen, who tallied five goals and eight points in 31 games this season with Detroit, leads the AHL playoffs in goals with five through four games for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Pulkkinen didn't see any NHL postseason action, in case you're wondering. He did however score 34 goals and 61 points in 46 games for Grand Rapids during the regular season. Altogether, Pulkkinen has scored 44 goals and 74 points through 80 games.
Source: theahl.com
May 2 - 8:17 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been reassigned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Pulkkinen hadn't been used in the Red Wings' first round series, so he'll help the Grand Rapids Griffins instead. He has five goals and eight points in 31 NHL contests in 2014-15, but he also recorded 61 points in 46 AHL games.
Apr 24 - 1:13 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen and Daniel Cleary are healthy scratches in Game 1 of their opening round series against Tampa Bay.

Pulkkinen has been a prolific scorer in the minors but his NHL numbers haven't been stellar. The 23-year-old finished the regular season with five goals and eight points in 31 games. Daniel Cleary is more of a depth forward at this point of his career.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 16 - 7:41 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 23-year-old's first goal gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead in the first period, and his second goal gave his team a 5-0 lead. Pulkkinen played under 10 minutes in the game but it was encouraging to see him get just under a minute of power play time. Pulkkinen has five goals and one assist in 17 games. He has registered two multi-point games in his last four contests.
Mar 15 - 3:46 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen notched two points, including the game-winning goal, in Monday's 5-2 win over Edmonton.

He has contributed three goals and four points in 14 appearances with the Red Wings this year. Pulkkinen skated with Riley Sheahan and Gustav Nyquist.
Mar 10 - 9:52 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from the minors.

The 23-year-old has two goals in 12 games for the Red Wings this season. He has some offensive upside but he may still need more seasoning before he reaches his potential.
Mar 7 - 1:10 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been returned to the minors.

Detroit has added Erik Cole to the roster and Henrik Zetterberg (head injury) could be back on Wednesday, so Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids for more playing time. Pulkkinen has two goals in 12 games with the Red Wings this season.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 9:55 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen scored his second career goal when he slammed home a power play marker to tie Thursday's game at one. Detroit would go on to win 3-2 over San Jose.

It was a nice showing by the rookie call-up. He led all shooters with six shots, played 12:29 with 4:19 spent on the power play. That's big praise coming from Coach Babcock. He now has two goals in his young 14 game career.
Feb 27 - 2:20 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) was able to play Monday night against Anaheim.

He saw just 8:23 of ice time in the match and he recorded three shots on goal. Pulkkinen skated mostly on the fourth line with Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary.
Feb 24 - 9:36 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) will participate in the Red Wings' pregame warmups on Monday.

Pulkkinen's status for the game won't be determined until game-time as a result. The Red Wings are already probably going to be without Henrik Zetterberg, so losing Pulkkinen too would sting all the more. Riley Sheahan might move onto the second line to help fill the void if Pulkkinen can't play.
Feb 23 - 3:18 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) didn't practice on Sunday.

The Red Wings haven't ruled him out yet for Monday's game versus Anaheim and will see how he feels at the morning skate. Pulkkinen has one goal in eight games this year with Detroit.
Feb 23 - 9:10 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen will be in the Red Wings lineup Wednesday versus the Blackhawks.

The 23-year-old has been lighting it up in the AHL, leading the league in scoring with 57 points through 44 games, but his scoring has yet to translate with the Red Wings so far this year, as he has just one goal in six games. Pulkkinen was skating in practice on the Wings top line alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader and his fantasy value will hinge on his placement in the lineup going forward. Right now, this is a good start so we recommend picking up the talented winger in all fantasy formats.
Feb 18 - 5:29 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen practiced on the Detroit Red Wings' top line.

Pulkkinen has a ton of offensive potential as illustrated by his 57 points in 44 AHL games this season. However, he's only averaged 11:18 minutes per contest over his six games with Detroit in 2014-15. So we're skeptical about his short-term fantasy value, but he still might be worth taking a chance on given that Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader are his linemates. Tomas Tatar slipped from the first to second line as a result while Gustav Nyquist lost his top-six spot entirely.
Feb 17 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek