Keranen

 

 

Michael Keranen, C/RW

 

Shoots: L

 

Height: 6-1

 

Weight: 176

 

Born: 1990-01-04

 

Hometown: Stockholm, SWE

 

Drafted: Undrafted (signed as free agent in 2014)

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2014 – Considered a bit of a “late bloomer,” Keranen is a gifted offensive player with terrific speed and skill that really allows him to challenge his opponents. He has great hands, and is a little bit flashy at times with his dangling, but Keranen is no slouch in the defensive zone either. 2013-14 was his fourth season with Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, and his best to date, as Keranen broke out to the tune of 52 points (17 goals and 35 assists) in 52 games. Keranen signed a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota this offseason. He possesses great ability to pass the puck to setup his teammates. However, it will be interesting to see how the Wild plan to use him in their line shuffles because his talent goes to waste as a bottom six forward. Jamie Zadow

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

He’s new to the North America ice, but Keranen certainly has the ability to put up the offensive numbers if given the opportunity with the right linemates.

 

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