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Teemu Pulkkinen  #56

Detroit Red Wings  Left Wing
NUMBER: 56 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1992  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: DET / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (111th overall)    Prospect Bio
CAREER: 2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2011 SM-Liiga Rookie of the Year...Represented Finland at 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championships (9-10-19 in 13 games)...Represented Finland at 2009 and 2010 World U-18 Championships (17-11-28 in 12 games).
 
2013-14: Played 7:36 with two shots and one hit in his NHL debut on 3/14 vs. EDM...Led the Griffins in scoring with 51 points (26-25-51) at the time of his recall...Broke Grand Rapids' rookie goal-scoring record with his 25th goal of the season, moving out of a tie with Justin Abdelkader and Francis Pare...Was 14th in AHL scoring at the time of his recall...Sat second among AHL rookies in points.
 
2012-13: Joined Grand Rapids late in the season and participated in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games, recording five points (3-2-5)...Registered 34 points (14-20-34) in 59 games with Jokerit of Finland's SM-Liiga.
 
OTHER: Had 128 points(49-79-128) in 185 games with Jokerit of Finland's SM-Liiga from 2008-13.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets