Mikael Granlund scores a goal for the ages

May 13, 2011

In case you missed it, 19-year-old Minnesota Wild prospect Mikael Granlund scored one of the most amazing goals you’ll ever see. Granlund pulled off a lacrosse-style behind-the-net goal on the fly versus Russia during the semi-final game of the 2011 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia. As it turned out, it was the game-winning goal in a 3-0 Finland win.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is the goal of the year:

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Here’s a little more on Mikael Granlund from TSN’s telecast of the 2010 NHL Draft last June:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f15tE9h9QQ]

UPDATE: On May 27th, Granlund’s amazing goal was featured on a Finnish postage stamp:

Collectors! Start your bidding on Granlund cards and collectibles on eBay.

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