Flames sign C Granlund to three-year, entry-level contract Staff

4/19/2013 7:17:52 PM

The Calgary Flames signed centre Markus Granlund to a three-year entry level contract on Friday. The deal carries an average annual value of $925,000.

The Finnish forward was selected in the second round (45th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In 50 games with HIFK Helsinki in 2012-13, Granlund scored 10 goals and 20 assists.

He was a standout at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships, tying for the Finnish team scoring lead and second overall in the tournament with five goals and seven assists in six games.

In 99 career games with HIFK Helsinki, Granlund scored 25 goals and added 39 assists.

Markus' brother, Mikael is one of the Minnesota Wild's top-ranked prospects. He appeared in 26 games this season, scoring two goals and six assists.