|Assets:||Has excellent offensive ability, and is especially adept with the puck on his stick. He's a great dangler with slick moves and plenty of scoring upside. Can play either wing position and is decent in his own end, too.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size for the wing position at the National Hockey League level, so he must continue to gain more strength. Also, he must become more consistent in terms of his overall work ethic to maximize his talent.|
|Career Potential:||Supremely skilled winger with good upside.|
|9/29/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/28/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/26/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/25/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/23/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/19/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 4 preseason games.|
|4/16/2013||Re-assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|5/29/2012||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round (111th overall) in 2010.|
NHL suspends Pulkkinen for 4 preseason games | 09/19/2013 6:50 PM
NewsThe NHL has suspended Teemu Pulkkinen for four preseason games for his hit on Chicago defenseman Mike Kostka.
ImpactThe incident occurred in Tuesday's exhibition contest and it earned Pulkkinen a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding. He will be eligible to return when Detroit hosts Toronto on Sept. 27.
Pulkkinen faces potential suspension | 09/18/2013 12:54 PM
NewsThe NHL has scheduled Teemu Pulkkinen for an in-person meeting after his hit on Chicago's Mike Kostka.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactPulkkinen hit Kostka from behind while Kostka was attempting to control the puck behind his net. The fact that it's an in-person meeting means the NHL can suspend him for more than five games. Pulkkinen wasn't expected to make the team, but he will still have to eventually serve any potential suspension.
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