ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild has inked Finnish forward Mikael Granlund to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Granlund collected 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) in 45 games with HIFK Helsinki in the SM-Liiga Finnish league this season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Oulu, Finland, ranked sixth in the league in scoring, seventh in assists and 11th in goals despite missing 15 games due to injury.
Granlund also served as captain for Finland at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship and tied for second in tournament scoring with 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in seven games.
He also played for Finland at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, registering five points in 10 games.
Granlund was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
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