Wild sign former first-round pick GranlundMay 23, 2012 - 4:10 PM St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild signed 2010 first-round pick Mikael Granlund to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday.
Granlund, who was selected ninth overall two yeas ago, played the last three seasons for HIFK Helsinki in SM-Liiga, Finland's top league. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2009-10 and this past season recorded 20 goals and 51 points in 45 games.
The 20-year-old forward captained Finland's 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship team, tallying two goals and 11 points in seven games. He was also a member of Finland's World Championship team earlier this month, registering a goal and five points in 10 games.
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