The Grand Rapids Griffins are marching on in the AHL playoffs, and rising prospect Teemu Pulkkinen again was at the heart of their latest victory. Pulkinnen’s latest goal, his league-leading 13th of the postseason, came just 5:01 into Sunday’s game, sparking the Griffins to a 5-3 win over the Rockford Ice Hogs.
That victory wrapped up the conference semifinal series in five...
The Wings rebounded from a embarrassing 7-2 performance Saturday against the Flyers to defeat the Penguins 5-1 Sunday. In that process, rookie Teemu Pulkkinen is continuing to make it difficult for the Detroit coaching staff to take him out of the lineup. After dominating at Grand Rapids, Pulkkinen had two goals in today’s contest including this blast from the face-off circle...
There is a reason why the Detroit Red Wings have had continued success over the last two decades, success which includes a record 23 straight postseasons — and counting — along with a handful of Stanley Cup championships over the years. They develop their prospects with patience, and only when they are ready to play a […]
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GRAND RAPIDS -- After showing off a shot that will have NHL goalies on their heels for years to come, Teemu Pulkkinen is back in the minors working to round out a game that will keep him in Detroit longer next time.
Within hours after scoring his first NHL with a blistering one-timer that helped the Red Wings dispatch the pesky Minnesota Wild, Pulkkinen found himself on I-96, driving...
The Detroit Red Wings assigned left wing Teemu Pulkkinen to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL on Wednesday.
Pulkkinen scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday night in Detroit's victory over the Minnesota Wild. Now the Red Wings are off for the All-Star break.
Pulkkinen is expected to represent the Griffins in AHL All-Star events Sunday and Monday in Utica, New York.
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January 21, 2015
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By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
The Detroit Red Wings enter Tuesday night’s game at Edmonton with the fifth best record in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has been well within the playoff picture this season, though the final four Easter Conference playoff position are only separated by four points.
Assuming that the Red Wings continue to find a way to...
In the past the Detroit Red Wings were known for keeping their prospects in the AHL longer than most NHL teams so there was no doubt when they reached the next level they were ready. That foundation disappeared last season when the Red Wings were forced to bring up the likes of Riley Sheahan, Luke Glendening, and Tomas Jurco because of their injury plagued season.
Luckily for the...
In this edition of the Red Wings prospect series I will be taking a closer look at Teemu Pulkkinen.
Forward (RW) – Finland – Age 22
5-foot-11, ~185 pounds – Shoots Right-handed
Drafted 111st Overall in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Career Stats (Regular Season Only)
Strengths / Weaknesses
+ Powerful Accurate Sniper, Excels on Power Plays
- Speed, Creating Space, Staying Healthy
DETROIT -- It's amazing that the Grand Rapids Griffins are in second place in the Western Conference considering how many of their players are in Detroit.
Add Teemu Pulkkinen to that list.
Pulkkinen, 22, is set to make his NHL debut Friday when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers.
Pulkkinen has 26 goals and 25 assists in 60 games with the Griffins this season, nine more points...