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Teemu Pulkkinen
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
SM-Liiga Team Jokerit
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born January 2 1992 (1992-01-02) (age 24),
Vantaa, Finland
NHL Draft 111th overall, 2010
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 2008 – present

Teemu Pulkkinen (born January 2, 1992) is a Finnish professional ice hockey winger who currently players for Jokerit of the Finnish SM-Liiga. He was drafted in the fourth round, 111th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.


Pulkkinen made his first appearance for Jokerit on December 5, 2008 at the age of 16.[1] Before joining the team, Pulkkinen was an integral part of Jokerit's Junior-B club, scoring 36 goals and a total of 60 points in 32 games during the 2007–08 regular season. His team went on to win the Finnish championship and Pulkkinen became the top scorer in the playoffs with 17 points in just six games.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze 2009 United States
Bronze 2010 Belarus

Pulkkinen competed for Finland at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships in the United States. He recorded 13 points in 6 games to finish third in tournament scoring behind teammate Toni Rajala and Russian Vladimir Tarasenko, helping Finland to a bronze medal.

In the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, Pulkkkinen got 10 goals and 5 assists in 6 games to become the tournament's leading scorer, and he was also selected to be the tournament's best forward.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Jokerit SM-liiga 3 0 0 0 6
2009–10 Jokerit SM-liiga 12 1 1 2 8
SM-Liiga totals 1511214


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