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#6 Teemu Pulkkinen, RW

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Position: RW
Date of Birth: 01/02/1992
Height: 5' 10"   Weight: 185 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: Detroit's 4th choice, 111th overall, in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2009-10 Jokerit Jr. (Fin-Jr.)





 

 
 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Finnish Sniper - griffinshockey.com - April 21, 2014
Puck Happy - Griffiti magazine - Dec. 13, 2013

Biography

Third season as a Griffin…Fifth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/29/12…Assigned to Jokerit (Finland) by Detroit, 5/30/12…Reassigned from Jokerit by Detroit, 4/16/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/23/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/25/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/25/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/27/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13…Recalled by Detroit, 2/19/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/20/14...Recalled by Detroit, 3/6/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/6/14...Recalled by Detroit, 3/12/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/22/14…Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14.

2013-14: Recorded 59 points (31-28—59) in 71 regular season games, finishing first on the team in goals and points…Ranked among team leaders in goals (1st), assists (3rd), plus/minus (T3rd), power play goals (1st) and shots (201)…Averaged 0.83 points per game…Ranked 16th overall and second among AHL rookies in scoring during the regular season…Among league rookie leaders, ranked in points (2nd), goals (1st), plus/minus (T4th) and shots (201)…Became the second player in the franchise’s AHL history (Jiri Hudler, 2006-06) to lead Grand Rapids in scoring during both the regular season and playoffs… Ranked first on the team in postseason scoring with 11 points (5-6—11) in 10 contests…Tallied a team-high eight-game point streak, earning three goals and seven assists, 11/29/13-12/18/13…Chipped in two goals and an assist for his first three-point game of the season, 1/24/14 vs. TEX…Scored two goals nine seconds apart and picked up an assist in his second three-point night, 2/26/14 at MIL…Became the first 30-goal scorer for the Griffins since Jeremy Williams (32) in 2009-10 upon scoring two goals, 3/30/14 at MIL…Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team, 4/9/14…Finished the regular season on a three-game point streak, notching a goal and three assists, 4/13/14-4/19/14…Notched two three-point playoff performances with a goal and two assists in each, 4/26/14 at ABB and 5/13/14 vs. TEX. 2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins after joining the team late in the regular season at the conclusion of his season in Finland…Made his North American debut with Grand Rapids on 4/20/13 at Lake Erie and notched an assist the following night, 4/21/13 at Chicago…Cracked the team’s playoff lineup and recorded five points (3-2—5) in 14 games…Scored his first goal as a Griffin, 5/1/13 vs. Houston…Tallied three goals in a four-game stretch, 5/1/13-5/10/13…Recorded four points (2-2—4) in a three-game point streak, 5/4/13-5/11/13…Registered 34 points (14-20—34) in 59 games with Jokerit in Finland’s SM-Liiga…Tied for third on the team in scoring, ranking third in goals and assists…Led the team in the playoffs with five points (2-3—5) in six games. 2011-12: Ranked second on Jokerit with 37 points (16-21—37) in 56 games…Tied for second on the team in goals and assists…Recorded one assist in four postseason games…Tallied 10 points (6-4—10) in seven games during the World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta…Tied for third in the tournament in goals. 2010-11: Posted 54 points (18-36—54) in 55 games with Jokerit in his first full professional season…Finished fifth in the league in scoring, leading all rookies in goals, assists and points…Named the SM-Liiga Rookie of the Year…Broke a 20-year-old league record held by Teemu Selanne for assists by a rookie (36)…Led Finland with nine points (3-6—9) in six games during the World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. 2009-10: Limited to 29 games between Jokerit’s men’s team and under-20 team due to injuries…Began the season in the SM-Liiga and registered three points (1-2—3) in 12 games…Led Jokerit’s junior club in scoring despite being limited to 17 games with 41 points (20-21—41)…Posted the best points-per-game average (2.41) in the league and was named the Player of the Month for January…Earned a bronze medal with Finland at the World U18 Championship in Minsk, Belarus…Led the tournament in scoring with 15 points (10-5—15) in six games, earning him honors as the tournament’s best forward and to its All-Star Team. 2008-09: Posted 35 points (16-19—35) in nine games with Jokerit’s under-18 team before graduating to the under-20 level…Notched 28 points (15-13—28) in 24 games in Finland’s top junior league…Debuted for Jokerit’s men’s team in Finland’s SM-Liiga at age 17, going pointless in three games…Finished third in scoring at the World U18 Championship in Fargo, N.D., and helped Finland win a bronze medal with 13 points (7-6—13) in six games. 2007-08: Continued racking up points at the Finnish junior level, registering 60 points (36-24—60) in 32 games for Jokerit’s under-18 team…Led his team in scoring and led the league in goals…Notched six points (3-3—6) in his lone game at the under-16 level…Picked up eight points (5-3—8) in five games while representing Finland internationally with the under-17 team. 2006-07: Dominated the Finnish under-16 league for Jokerit, combining for 90 points (47-43—90) in 22 games for an average of 4.09 points-per-game…Led the league in goals and points during the regular season and led the league in goals (7), assists (10) and points (17) during six playoff games.

Personal: Lives in Helsinki, Finland…Has one dog, Nuppu…Has one sibling, an older brother…Greatest hockey memory is his first NHL game…Began playing hockey at the age of five…Hockey nicknames are Pulky and Pulu…Hockey idol as a youth were Steven Stamkos and Teemu Selanne…Also speaks Finnish…Also played soccer growing up…Favorite food is spaghetti with chicken…Favorite website is theahl.com…Enjoys tennis, bicycling and animals.

 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 71, 2013-14 Assist Streak: 3, 11/29/14-12/6/14
Goals: 31, 2013-14 Point Streak: 8, 11/29/14-12/6/14
Assists: 28, 2013-14 Goals, Game: 2, six times (MR: 3/30/14 GR at MIL)
Points: 59, 2013-14 Assists, Game: 2, four times (MR: 4/19/14 GR at LE)
PIM: 34, 2013-14 Points, Game: 3, twice (MR: 2/26/14 GR at MIL)
Goal Streak: 3, three times (MR: 3/7/14-3/23/14) PIM, Game: 4, twice (MR: 4/5/14 GR vs. HAM)
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/20/13 GR at LE NHL Game: 3/14/14 DET at PIT                                                      
AHL Point: 4/21/13 GR at CHI (assist) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 5/1/13 GR vs. HOU (playoffs, Mike Condon) NHL Goal: n/a
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Jokerit U16 Fin-U16 22 47 43 90 10 6 7 10 17 2
  Jokerit U18 Fin-U18 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Jokerit U16 Fin-U16 1 3 3 6 0 2 5 3 8 2
  Jokerit U18 Fin-U18 32 36 24 60 8 6 11 6 17 6
2008-09 Jokerit U18 Fin-U18 9 16 19 35 4 -- -- -- -- --
  Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 15 13 28 12 -- -- -- -- --
  Jokerit Finland 3 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- --
  Suomi U20 Fin-2 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Jokerit Jr. Fin-Jr. 17 20 21 41 41 4 3 3 6 0
  Jokerit Finland 12 1 2 3 6 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Jokerit Finland 55 18 36 54 32 3 0 1 1 0
  Suomi U20 Fin-2 1 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Jokerit Finland 56 16 21 37 41 4 0 1 1 2
2012-13 Jokerit Finland 59 14 20 34 49 6 2 3 5 22
  Grand Rapids AHL 2 0 1 1 2 14 3 2 5 10
2013-14 Grand Rapids AHL 71 31 28 59 34 10 5 6 11 10
  Detroit NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 73 31 29 61 36 24 8 8 16 20
  PRO TOTALS 261 80 108 188 172 37 10 13 23 44

 

 
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