Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Amidst all the rumblings around here about Dominik Hasek yesterday, the Red Wings went out and made an official signing - their fourth round NHL Draft selection back in 2010.20 year-old Teemu Pulkkinen has been signed to a three-year entry level deal.Pulkkinen is just the second Finnish born player that Detroit has ever drafted...heartbreaker (my wife's anyway) Valtteri Filppula being the first. The 5'10 and nearly 200 lbs Pulkkinen is a right-handed shot...something in short supply in Hockeytown but usually plays on the left side.  He's played the past two seasons with Jokerit (former stomping grounds of Ville Leino) in Helsinki.Make the jump for more info. Since going pro in the SM-liiga in 2008, Pulkkinen has accumulated 35 goals and 94 points in 126 games played for Jokerit.He's also been impressing the world at his international play.  Back in 2009, he finished third in scoring at the IIHF World Under 18 Championship by accruing 13 points in just six games played.  In 2010, he was THE leading scorer at the same tournament by lighting the lamp ten times and adding five helpers for 15 points in just six games played.On December 30th of 2011, in a game against Denmark at the 2012 World Junior Championships, Pulkkinen scored four goals in the third period alone...tying the World Junior mark set in 1980 for most goals in a single game.According to Click on Detroit - Pulkkinen will remain in Finland for next season...but I can't wait to see this kid in Traverse City...and then Grand Rapids...and eventually Detroit.And why not?  Here's a Youtube video of the kid:[youtube]lTEazCizo74[/youtube]Excited about this kid?  You probably should be. 
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Beilin upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

LeBron James on Ferguson: 'Violence is not the answer'

Decision on Ray Rice's appeal could come Wednesday

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Top storyline for each Week 13 NFL game

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

John Beilin upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.