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Detroit returns four to Grand Rapids

Emmerton, Sheahan, Pulkkinen and Almquist prepare for three games in three days with Grand Rapids

Thursday, 02.20.2014 / 4:30 PM ET / Press Release
By Kyle Kujawa  - Detroit Red Wings Public Relations Coordinator
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Detroit returns four to Grand Rapids

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday assigned forwards Cory Emmerton, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen and defenseman Adam Almquist to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
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Emmerton  

Emmerton, 25, has appeared in 11 games with the Red Wings, notching two points (0-2-2) and four penalty minutes. The St. Thomas, Ontario, native has also skated in 36 games with Grand Rapids this season, ranking fourth on the team with 31 points (11-20-31) along with a plus-11 rating and 12 penalty minutes. In 132 career NHL games, Emmerton has tallied 21 points (12-9-21) and 22 penalty minutes. He has spent parts of five seasons with the Griffins, totaling 142 points (45-97-142) and 78 penalty minutes in 253 career AHL games.
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Sheahan  

Sheahan, 22, has split his second professional season between Detroit and Grand Rapids, registering 11 points (3-8-11) in 18 NHL games and 18 points (8-10-18) in 30 AHL contests. The St. Catharines, Ontario, native helped the Griffins win their first-ever Calder Cup championship in 2012-13, notching 36 points (16-20-36) in 72 regular-season games and 16 points (3-13-16) in 24 playoff games. Prior to turning pro, Sheahan recorded 64 points (20-44-64) in 114 collegiate contests with the University of Notre Dame from 2009-11.
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Pulkkinen  

Pulkkinen, 22, leads the Griffins and is tied for 15th in the AHL with 42 points (19-23-42) in 51 games this season. The Vantaa, Finland, native is in his first full season in North America but appeared briefly with the Griffins last year after his season in Finland concluded, recording one assist in two regular-season games and five points (3-2-5) in 14 postseason contests. A third-year pro, Pulkkinen has also skated in 185 career games with Jokerit of Finland’s SM-Liiga, totaling 128 points (49-79-128). He was named the league’s rookie of the year in 2010-11.
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Almquist  

Almquist, 22, ranks second on Grand Rapids and sixth among AHL defensemen with 33 points (2-31-33) in 48 games. A native of Huskvarna, Sweden, Almquist made his NHL debut with Detroit on Nov. 4 at Winnipeg and scored his first NHL goal the following game on Nov. 7 versus Dallas. The 5-foot-11, 174-lb., blueliner has surpassed his offensive totals as an AHL rookie in 2012-13, when he recorded 31 points (10-21-31) in 68 games with the Griffins. He also picked up 10 points (3-7-10) in 21 games during the team’s Calder Cup run.
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89