Markus Granlund

Brad Wilson

2016-04-29

Markus Granlund, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 172

Born: 1993-4-16

Hometown: Helsinki, Finland

Drafted: 2011 by Calgary Flames, 45th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2016 – To say the acquisition of Granlund by the Canucks organization was a surprise wouldn’t necessarily be accurate, as he has long been regarded as a decent NHL prospect. What was surprising, however, was the cost – in this case, 2013 first-round selection Hunter Shinkaruk. Since coming over to the Canucks on February 22nd, the 23-year-old winger did not embarrass himself by any means… but did little to assuage the fears of giving up on Shinkaruk. Posting a meager two goals and three points over 16 games while posting a minus-3 rating, it is subject for debate as to the root cause of the young Finn’s performance. Was it symptomatic of the overall poor play of the Canucks down the stretch? Or is it truly a reflection of what he will be at the NHL level? Canucks fans will certainly be hoping it is the former, particularly given Shinkaruk’s solid performance at the AHL level. David McDonald

November 2014 – Granlund had a good outing in his first game of the season in Flames red. He was between Gaudreau and Hudler and put up an assist on Hudler's third period game tying goal. He registered two shots while going 42% on the dot and logged 17:57 in ice time. Granlund also saw time on the PK. He could be a breakout player for the Flames this season if he sticks after injuries subside. Brad Wilson

 

October 2014 – Granlund will get his shot on the big club as the Flames have been slammed by injuries. If he can stick in the NHL he could work out to be a decent sleeper in deeper fantasy leagues. The center managed three goals and five points in eight games for Adirondack before the call came down. Brad Wilson

 

September 2014 – Granlund finished the Young Stars tournament with four points. He had his second two point game in the tourney finale playing on a 'veteran' line with Josh Jooris and Michael Ferland. Granlund made strides last year and his defensive game is one area he showcased during the AHL playoffs. It's going to be a competitive camp in Calgary as they boast one of the best crops of youth in the NHL while they continue to rebuild. Brad Wilson

 

April 2014 – Granlund finished the 2013-14 season with 46 points (25 goals) i