Michael Keränen

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Michael Keränen
Michael Keränen 2012.jpg
Born (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 24)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
Iowa Wild (AHL)
Ilves
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Michael Keränen (born January 4, 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Undrafted, Keränen first played as a youth in his native Finland with Tappara before moving to Ilves as a 17 year-old. Keränen made his professional debut in the SM-liiga with Ilves at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season. After his fifth season with Ilves, in which he led the team in scoring with 52 points in as many games, Keränen initially signed as a free agent on a one-year contract with rival Finnish Liiga club, HIFK on April 30, 2014.[1]

A little over a month later, Keränen exercised his NHL out clause to leave HIFK and sign his first NHL contract on a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild on June 5, 2014.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Ilves SM-l 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Ilves SM-l 42 5 6 11 45
2010–11 LeKi Mestis 9 7 4 11 4
2011–12 Ilves SM-l 44 6 5 11 20
2012–13 Ilves SM-l 56 13 14 27 10
2013–14 Ilves Liiga 52 17 35 52 47
Liiga totals 195 41 60 101 122

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Liiga Golden Helmet 2013–14 [3]
Liiga Lasse Oksanen Award 2013–14 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Keranen of IFK will be encouraged" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Wild inks Keranen to one-year deal". Minnesota Wild. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Golden Helmet". Elite Prospects. 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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