|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 scoring winger with good upside.|
|AHL||Willie Marshall Award||2014-15|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2014-15|
|7/21/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|4/24/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/07/2015||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/17/2015||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|1/21/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|1/08/2015||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|10/06/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/22/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/12/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/07/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|3/06/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/20/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|2/19/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|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).|
|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.|
| 10/05/2015 9:16 PM
NewsPulkkinen has made the Red Wings roster to start the season, the team's official site reports.
| 10/03/2015 10:16 AM
NewsPulkkinen (upper body) skated Friday and could play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
| 09/29/2015 10:57 AM
NewsPulkkinen (upper body) resumed skating Tuesday and wore a non-contact jersey, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
| 09/26/2015 2:02 PM
NewsPulkkinen (upper body) won't skate Monday and remains day to day, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
| 09/25/2015 5:46 PM
NewsPulkkinen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, NHL.com's Bill Roose reports.
| 09/25/2015 12:00 PM
NewsPulkkinen tallied two goals and two assists in Thursday night's win over the Penguins.
| 09/14/2015 1:08 PM
NewsRed Wings GM Ken Holland said earlier this summer that Pulkkinen will be on the Red Wings' Opening Night roster, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
| 07/21/2015 4:43 PM
NewsPulkkinen re-signed Tuesday with the Red Wings on a one-year (one-way), $735,000 contract, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports.
Teemu Pulkkinen has chance next season | 05/18/2014 8:12 AM
NewsDetroit prospect Teemu Pulkkinen has a chance to crack the Red Wings lineup next season.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactA lot will depend on whether or not the Red Wings re-sign veteran Daniel Alfredsson but the 22-year-old has a lot of offensive capabilities. He was a first round talent when drafted but he went in the fourth round because of injury concerns. The Finnish forward had 31 goals and 59 points this season for Grand Rapids and has nine points in eight playoff games.
Pulkkinen OK in NHL debut Friday | 03/15/2014 9:36 AM
NewsTeemu Pulkkinen did a decent job in his NHL debut Friday night according to Detroit coach Mike Babcock.
ImpactThe 22-year-old was summoned from Grand Rapids of the AHL last week after registering 51 points in 60 games. Of his performance last night, Babcock had this to say: "He has to take better care of the puck but he can sure shoot it. He had good energy and he can skate, which was a positive. We need goals and good players, so we'll see if he can grab a bigger piece (of the pie), if he can, good for him." Keep an eye on Pulkkinen going forward as he did get some time manning the point on the Detroit second power play.
Teemu Pulkkinen is expected to debut Friday | 03/14/2014 2:50 PM
NewsTeemu Pulkkinen is poised to make his NHL debut on Friday.
Impact"It's going to be fun," Pulkkinen said. "I'm not nervous. It's one game. It's a different game, but you have to have fun." He has 26 goals and 51 points in 60 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Detroit calls up Teemu Pulkkinen | 03/12/2014 2:00 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have summoned Teemu Pulkkinen.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactPulkkinen has 26 goals and 51 points in 60 AHL games this season. He's been called up before, but hasn't made his NHL debut yet.
Teemu Pulkkinen returns to the minors | 03/07/2014 12:29 PM
NewsTeemu Pulkkinen has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactPulkkinen was on Detroit's roster for less than 24 hours. He has 24 goals and 49 points in 58 AHL games this season.
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.
|Penalty Minutes||10||2014-15 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2014-15 (Det)|
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