Granlund has been playing some of the best hockey of his career recently. He ranked tied for first in the NHL with six points last week (3 goals, 3 assists). He also posted a plus 6 rating over Minnesota's three games and extended his point streak to a franchise-record and NHL season-high 12 games.
Granlund capped off the week with his first career hat trick Saturday in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over Vancouver.
Granlund has been one of the big reasons for the Wild's success this year. He leads Minnesota with 48 points (15 goals, 33 assists) in 51 games – already new career highs in both goals and points.
The Wild are at Winnipeg Tuesday night.