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Canucks sign Granlund to two-year extension

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension.

Granlund, 23, appeared in 16 games for the Canucks this season, registering two goals and an assist (2-1-3) along with six penalty minutes. Prior to being acquired by Vancouver on February 22, 2016, he also split time in 2015.16 between the Calgary Flames (4-3-7 in 31 games) and the Stockton Heat (5-4-9 in 12 games). The Oulu, Finland native has appeared in 102 NHL regular season games, notching 31 points (16-15-31) and 30 penalty minutes.

On the international stage, Granlund won a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championship and has represented Finland multiple times. He is set to represent Team Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in May.

The 6’0”, 178-pound centre was originally selected by Calgary in the second round, 45th overall, at 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
2015-2016 Canucks 16 2 1 3 -3 6 0 0 1 19 10.5
NHL Totals 102 16 15 31 -6 30 1 2 2 130 12.3

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