Finland adds Granlund
by Martin Merk|14 MAY 2022
Mikael Granlund celebrates a goal at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
The Finnish national team has added Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund to its 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship roster today.
With the addition Finland has 20 skaters and three goalies registered and can add two more skaters.
The 30-year-old was part of the championship-winning roster in 2011 where he is best remembered for his lacrosse-style goal in the semi-finals against Russia that even made it to a stamp in Finland.

A first-round draft pick (#9) of the Minnesota Wild, Granlund has spent the past ten seasons in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Nashville Predators. In 80 NHL games this season Granlund had 11 goals and 53 assists.
The native of Oulu also helped Finland win medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (bronze) and at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (silver) being voted into the All-Star Team by the media both times.
Finland will play Latvia tonight (20:20 EET) in a game between this year’s and last year’s IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship host countries.