Magnus Paajarvi
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Magnus Paajarvi

Hometown:

Norrkoping Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-04-12

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Edmonton, 2013

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Again competing with Skane at the TV-Pucken tournament, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson potted seven goals and 11 points in eight games (Skane took second at the tourney). He joined up with Malmo U20 (SuperElit), netting four goals and six points in 20 games. He also competed internationally, netting seven goals and 13 points in 10 games with the Swedish Nationally U16 squad.

2007-08: Paajarvi competed with Skane at the TV-Pucken tournament for the third straight season, this time around netting five goals and 12 points through eight games, his best point total to date. He also saw action with Timra U20 (SuperElit), tallying seven goals and 22 points through 18 games; he added another three points (1g+2a) to his total in 35 games with Timra (Elitserien). In international play, Paajarvi-Svensson potted two goals and five points in six games at the WJC-18 with Team Sweden, while totaling two points (1g+1a) in six games at the WJC-20; Sweden took Silver at the WJC-20 and won the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tourney.

2008-09: His second season in the Timra system, Paajarvi-Svensson tallied seven goals and 17 points (Elitserien Most Points by U18 Junior) in 50 games with the top Timra squad in the Elitserien league. He also saw international action, netting six goals and 12 points in six games at the WJC-18 with Team Sweden. He also racked up seven points (2g+5a) in six games at the WJC-20, taking home the Silver Medal with Team Sweden. Paajarvi was chosen in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

 

Talent Analysis

Pääjärvi Svensson is a very speedy and skilled winger. His acceleration is top notch and what really characterizes his game is the way he drives to the net. In full speed, he gets around the opposing defenseman with ease and usually gets the puck on the net with a quick wrist-shot. Offensively, he is also blessed with above average hockey sense, nice technical skills and the ability to set up his teammates with passes. He is a creative player with smarts that usually scores quite spectacular goals and does things that are hard for the defensemen to read.

Defensively, he has throughout his career as a junior been considered as a sloppy player with not enough willingness to back check and to the dirty work. This is something Pääjärvi Svensson has worked very hard on and improved significantly. Today, he is in fact a quite capable two-way player that also battles for the puck and takes care of his responsibilities. However, there are still some defensive aspects that could use improvement. Size and strength is good and he has all the tools to become a dangerous offensive force in the future.

 

Future

Paajarvi was dealt by the Edmonton Oilers to the St. Louis Blues in a deal that brought David Perron to the Oilers.

 

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