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Canucks acquire Granlund from Flames

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired Markus Granlund from Calgary in exchange for Hunter Shinkaruk.

Granlund, 22, has split the 2015-16 season between the Calgary Flames (4-3-7 in 31 games) and the Stockton Heat (5-4-9 in 12 games). He has appeared in 86 NHL games, registering 28 points (14-14-28) and 24 penalty minutes. The Oulu, Finland native has also collected one assist in three career playoff games.

On the international stage, Granlund won a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championship and has represented Finland multiple times.

The 6’0”, 178-pound centre was originally drafted in the second round, 45th overall, by Calgary in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2008-2009 KARPAT OULU U18-FIN-U18 4 1 3 4 0
2009-2010 HIFK HELSINKI U18-FIN-U18 11 9 20 29 6
2009-2010 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 37 17 25 42 38
2009-2010 FINLAND-WJ18-A 6 1 5 6 2 4 0 0 0
2010-2011 SUOMI U20-FINLAND-2 6 3 3 6 6
2010-2011 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 2 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 40 20 32 52 49
2011-2012 KIEKKO-VANTAA-FINLAND-2 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 47 15 19 34 18
2012-2013 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 50 10 20 30 18
2012-2013 FINLAND-WJC-A 6 5 7 12 -1 4 1 0 1
2013-2014 FLAMES 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 9 22.2
2013-2014 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 52 25 21 46 10 22 8 2 3 136 18.4
2014-2015 FLAMES 48 8 10 18 -4 16 1 0 1 65 12.3
2014-2015 ADIRONDACK FLAMES-AHL 21 9 8 17 -2 14 3 1 2 66 13.6
2015-2016 FLAMES 31 4 3 7 -1 8 0 1 0 37 10.8
NHL TOTALS 86 14 14 28 -3 24 1 2 1 111 12.6
CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2009-2010 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 14 2 11 13 18
2010-2011 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 5 4 5 9 6
2011-2012 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 3 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 HIFK HELSINKI JR.-FIN-JR. 1 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 HIFK HELSINKI-FINLAND 5 1 2 3 4
2013-2014 ABBOTSFORD HEAT-AHL 4 2 3 5 -4 2 2 0 1 17 11.8
2014-2015 FLAMES 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
NHL TOTALS 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
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