Coach Speaks: Pulkkinen's Golden Opportunity

Teemu Pulkkinen has a lot to prove, and coach Blashill is counting on it.

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24-year-old Teemu Pulkkinen is coming off of an offseason which saw him undergo shoulder surgery. The 5’11” forward who first appeared in 2013-2014 for the Detroit Red Wings has yet to play in a full season with the team. Last year, he posted 6 goals and 12 points in 36 games, and is expected to use his powerful shot to earn himself a permanent roster spot.


Head coach Jeff Blashill took the time to discuss what he expects of Pulkkinen, as the latter is slated to make his preseason debut tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks: