Shinkaruk Traded by Canucks
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Feb 22, 2016
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired Markus Granlund from Calgary in exchange for Hunter Shinkaruk.
Granlund, 22, has split the 2015-16 season between the Calgary Flames (4-3-7 in 31 games) and the Stockton Heat (5-4-9 in 12 games). He has appeared in 86 NHL games, registering 28 points (14-14-28) and 24 penalty minutes. The Oulu, Finland native has also collected one assist in three career playoff games.
On the international stage, Granlund won a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championship and has represented Finland multiple times.
The 6’0”, 178-pound centre was originally drafted in the second round, 45th overall, by Calgary in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.