Red Wings Sign 2010 Draft Picks Teemu Pulkkinen, Calle Jarnkrok

The Red Wings have inked 2010 draft picks Teemu Pulkkinen and Calle Jarnkrok to entry-level contracts.

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Red Wings Sign Calle Jarnkrok, The Fifth Player From Their 2010 Draft To Sign

The Detroit Red Wings feel strongly about their 2010 NHL Draft class. A lot of the time, fans don't hear about players drafted again after the day they're taken by their favorite teams, but the Red Wings have been inking their 2010 picks left and right this offseason.

Calle Jarnkrok has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract as of Wednesday, according to the Red Wings' official website. Jarnkrok was impressive in the World Championship in Stockholm, making the Swedish team at 20 years-old, and he played well. Stat-wise, he just had an assist, but also won 67 percent of the face-offs that he took.

Jarnkrok was a second-round pick by the Red Wings in 2010, and has scored 31 goals and 45 assists in 132 games with Brynas, finishing his third Elitserien season. It'll be a bit before we see him on ice for the Red Wings, and he'll spent some more time with Brynas.

He joins Riley Sheahan, Louis-Marc Aubry, Teemu Pulkkinen and Petr Mrazek as players signed from the Red Wings' 2010 draft. The team feels strongly about all of those players, though it's obviously unlikely that we see all or even most of them on Detroit's roster in the near future.

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Red Wings Sign 2010 Fourth-Round Pick Teemu Pulkkinen To Entry-Level Contract

On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Red Wings announced via their official twitter account that the team has come to terms with 2010 fourth-round draft selection Teemu Pulkkinen with a three-year entry level contract. Pulkkinen is a 20-year old, 5-foot-10, 198 pound left winger and was the 111th overall selection in the draft.

He has been playing for Jokerit of the SM-liiga, which is the top professional hockey league in Finland and the second strongest league in all of Europe, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). After playing only 15 games in his first two years, Pulkkinen played in 55 games in 2010-11 and registered 18 goals and 36 assists for a total of 54 points.

In 2012, he played for Finland at the Junior World Championships and scored four goals in the third period of a game against Denmark, which tied a record for most goals in a period of a World Juniors game.

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Red Wings Sign 2010 First-Round Pick Riley Sheahan To Entry-Level Contract

The Detroit Red Wings have signed 2010 first-round pick Riley Sheahan to a three-year entry level contract, according to the Red Wings' official Twitter account.

The tweet read thus:

Sheahan, who recently finished his college career at Notre Dame, signed a tryout contract on March 20 and had been playing with the Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.

It is unlikely that Sheahan will suit up for Detroit in either of the final two regular season game or in the postseason. Still, he will likely be part of the group that practices with the team during the playoffs.

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2010 NHL Draft: Recapping The Red Wings' Picks

The 2010 NHL Draft is complete, and the Red Wings ended up using their seven picks on four centers, one left wing, one defenseman, and one goalie. Here is a full rundown of the picks:

Round 1 (21) - C Riley Sheahan (University of Notre Dame)

Round 2 (51) - C Calle Jarnkrok (Sweden)

Round 3 (81) - C Louis-Marc Aubry (Qubec Major Junior Hockey League)

Round 4 (111) - LW Teemu Pulkkinen (Finland)

Round 5 (141) - G Petr Mrazek (Ontario Hockey League)

Round 6 (171) - C Brooks Macek (Western Hockey League)

Round 7 (201) - D Benjamin Marshall (Mahtonedi High School, MN)

For more coverage of the Wings' draft, be sure to check out Winging It In Motown.

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Red Wings Select Calle Jarnkrok With Second-Round Pick

With the 51st pick of the 2010 NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Calle Jarnkrok, a center from Sweden. Jarnkrok's favorite team is actually the Red Wings and his favorite player is Henrik Zetterberg, so I'm sure he is absolutely thrilled with being picked by Detroit.

Via Ansar Khan, here is a brief scouting report on Jarnkrok:

"He's small, but extremely skillful. A very fast skater, very quick moves, good hands -- he's an exciting player, great attitude."

For continuing coverage of the 2010 NHL Draft, check out Winging It In Motown.

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