The Calgary Flames have signed center Markus Granlund, their second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. The three-year deal has an average annual value of $925,000.
The native of Oulu, Finland, the 45th player taken two years ago, has played the past three seasons for HIFK Helsinki. He had 10 goals and 20 assists in 50 games this season, and led Finland in scoring (12 points) at the 2013 World Junior Championship.
Granlund, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, turned 20 on April 16.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings