Mikael Granlund C MIN 8 Days

Granlund sniped the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Stars. It was his second point in as many games.

Considered a major breakout candidate this year, Granlund has largely disappointed to this point, notching just two goals and five assists through 16 games. However, owners shouldn't give up on him just yet, as stud linemate Zach Parise (concussion) is due back soon, so Granlund should starting finding his way onto the scoresheet with more frequency -- especially with the similarly offensively-capable Jason Pominville flanking him on the other wing once Parise returns.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 10 Days

Granlund assisted on Nino Niederreiter's first-period power-play goal in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

The assist gave Granlund his first point on the man advantage over 15 games this season, a far cry from the 12 points he amassed on the power play in 63 games in 2013-14. With just six points total this season, the 22-year-old Granlund hasn't taken the step forward in his development that the Wild were banking on just yet. He remains surrounded by talent on both his second line and on the power play, but he could see if his ice time dwindle if he fails to begin producing on a regular basis.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 23 Days

Granlund scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Dallas.

After a slow start with just two points in his first six games, Granlund has three points in his last four games.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 27 Days

Granlund gathered his third assist of the season in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

The assist ended a five-game pointless streak for Granlund. He's managed to maintain a plus-6 rating for the season despite the diminished production of late, but his lack of success on the power play -- where he tallied 10 of his assists and 12 points total as a rookie -- has been noticeable. The Wild have yet to cash in on any of their 24 opportunities with the man advantage this season.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 Months

Granlund had two assists and three shots on goal in Thursday's win over Colorado.

Granlund picked up right where he left off last season when he had 21 points in his last 25 regular season games. It looks like he could continue to improve rapidly this season.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 7 Months

Mikael Granlund has been a big contributor for the Wild in their 2014 playoff run.

Minnesota has some promising young forwards and they've shined in postseason. Granlund is perhaps the best example of that as he's tied for the team lead in goals with four. He also has three assists and a plus-four rating in 11 contests. The Wild might not get past the second round, but with guys like Granlund developing into great players, the Wild have a bright future ahead of them.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 7 Months

Mikael Granlund scored two goals in Minnesota's 4-0 win over Chicago in Game 3 of their second round playoff series on Tuesday night.

Granlund's first goal was a beautiful individual effort as he cut into the slot past the checking efforts of both Chicago defensemen and ladled a backhander past the glove hand of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Granlund now has four goals and three assists in 10 playoff games this year. Zach Parise also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Jason Pominville added two helpers in the victory. Rookie Erik Haula also scored for the Wild.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 7 Months

Mikael Granlund extended his playoff point streak to four games on Monday night.

He scored his second goal of the postseason in a 5-2 win over Colorado in Game 6. Granlund has been great for the Wild in the playoffs and his commitment to two-way hockey has been evident in the series.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 7 Months

Mikael Granlund was a star for the Wild in Thursday's 2-1 win over Colorado.

He was the overtime hero in Game 3 and he came up big for the Wild in Game 4 as well. Granlund earned an assist, drew three penalties, blocked three shots and won 67 percent of his faceoffs (8-of-12). His blocks came late in the third period when the Avalanche had a 6-on-4 advantage.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 7 Months

Mikael Granlund's goal five minutes into overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over Colorado in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series Monday.

Granlund was arguably the best player on the ice on this night so it's fitting that he recorded the game-winning tally. Jason Pominville and Zach Parise drew assists on the game's lone goal, as the Wild narrowed Colorado's series lead to 2-1.