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               === Wild sign former first-round pick Granlund ===
 
 St.  Paul,  MN (Sports Network)  - The  Minnesota Wild signed 2010 first-round
 pick Mikael Granlund to a three-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday.
 
 Granlund,  who was  selected ninth overall two yeas ago, played the last three
 seasons  for  HIFK Helsinki  in SM-Liiga,  Finland's top  league. He was named
 Rookie  of the  Year in 2009-10 and  this past season recorded 20 goals and 51
 points in 45 games.
 
 The   20-year-old  forward   captained  Finland's   2012  IIHF   World  Junior
 Championship  team,  tallying two goals  and 11 points  in seven games. He was
 also  a  member of  Finland's  World  Championship  team earlier  this  month,
 registering a goal and five points in 10 games.
 
 05/23 12:11:46 ET