Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen Photo: TheAHL via Flickr

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed right-handed winger Teemu Pulkkinen to a one year deal worth $735,000. Pulkkinen was the AHL’s leading scorer with the Grand Rapids Griffins before being called up to showcase his skills at the NHL level last season. While he didn’t put up the numbers for the Red Wings that he did for the Griffins (5 G, 3 A, 31 Games), he looked right at home on the left wing of the power play where his heavy slapshot could best be utilized. Pulkkinen will have to show more consistency if he’s going to beat out recently re-signed Landon Ferraro or Joakim Andersson for the final forward spot.