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Versatile Keranen finds way to NHL after under-the-radar Wild signing

The news comes as little more than a blip during the summer in the NHL. Signing a little-known forward from Finland doesn't carry the panache of bringing in a first-round draft pick like Mikael Granlund, nor does it come with the exhilaration of July 4 free-agent signings. When the Minnesota Wild inked Michael Keranen from the Finnish Elite League, they knew better. The signing was...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Keranen set to make NHL debut after being recalled by Wild

Facing an important game in Calgary and perhaps looking for more skill in the lineup, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Michael Keranen from the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The Wild had an open roster spot after sending Christian Folin to Iowa last week. Keranen, 25, is in his first season in North America after Minnesota signed the skilled Swedish forward out of the Finnish...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Michael Keranen (video)

5 days ago, the Minnesota Wild added to an already deep forward talent pool by signing Swedish-born Michael Keranen. He was inked to a two-way contract that is just for the 2014-15 season in hopes that he can continue his dominance in the AHL as he did in the Finnish Elite League. Keranen did a little bit of everything in the Finnish Elite League. The Wild are hoping he can do...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Sm-Liiga’s top scorer in Michael Keranen

The Wild’s newest forward, Michael Keranen. The Wild decided not to wait for the draft to add a still fairly young and talented player by signing the top scorer from the Finnish Sm-Liiga this season in Ilves Tampere’s Michael Keranen to a 1-year two-way contract.   Keranen was considered one of the top European players not playing in the NHL; and he had a number of teams vying...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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