Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Keranen
Michael Keränen was born on January 4, 1990. A product of Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, Keränen was undrafted by an NHL club and signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild on June 5, 2014.

Keränen made his North American debut in the American Hockey League with the Wild's affiliate in Iowa during the 2014-15 season. In 70 games for the club Keränen scored 10 goals and added 27 assists.

Keränen was leading Iowa in goals when on November 17, 2015, he received his first recall to the NHL. He made his NHL debut for the Wild that night in a 4-3 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was soon after returned to the AHL.

On February 29, 2016, Keränen was traded to the to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Conor Allen and would finish the season with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL.

On April 28, 2016, Keränen's time in North American would come to an end. He signed a two-year contract with Jokerit of the KHL in his native Finald.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 18 0 1 1 16
2006-07 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 12 1 4 5 10 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Ilves Tampere U18 Fin-U18 35 13 28 41 30
2007-08 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 6 6 12 22
2009-10 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 41 22 28 50 50 9 4 7 11 6
2009-10 Ilves Tampere Finland 1 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Ilves Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 3 4 7 0 6 4 2 6 2
2010-11 LeKi Lempaala Finland-2 9 7 4 11 4
2010-11 Ilves Tampere Finland 42 5 6 11 45
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Finland 44 6 5 11 20
2011-12 Ilves Tampere Finland-Q 5 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland 56 13 14 27 10
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland-Q 5 1 4 5 0
2013-14 Ilves Tampere Finland 52 17 35 52 47
2014-15 Iowa Wild AHL 70 10 27 37 22 -12
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2015-16 Iowa Wild AHL 45 8 15 23 22 -13
2015-16 Binghamton Senators AHL 21 4 3 7 13 -8
2016-17 Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) KHL 25 2 5 7 6
2016-17 Ilves Tampere Finland 31 7 6 13 14 10 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 5, 2014. Traded to Ottawa by Minnesota for Conor Allen, February 29, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (KHL), April 28, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), December 6, 2016.
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