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
Teemu Pulkkinen is overrated. I’m going to tell you why. Prospects only have value because they are expected to develop and become NHL caliber players. A prospect has value for two reasons, they have a high ceiling or a high floor. A high ceiling means this player has a ton of potential and a high floor means that barring any accidents(Igor Grigorenko) this player will be no worse...
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...
The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forwards Cory Emmerton, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen, and defenseman Adam Almquist to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.
The Red Wings, who made the moves on Thursday, return from the NHL's Olympic break with a game at Montreal on Wednesday.
Emmerton has appeared in 11 games for Detroit, notching two assists. Sheahan has three goals and...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014