| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
| AHL Team|
| Oklahoma City Barons|
|Born|| April 12 1991,|
|NHL Draft|| 10th overall, 2009|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Magnus Karl Svensson Pääjärvi (born April 12, 1991), surname also known as Pääjärvi-Svensson, is a Swedish professional ice hockey left winger. He currently plays with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson is the son of retired ice hockey player and coach Gunnar Svensson and Ingrid Maria Svensson-Pääjärvi, and younger brother of Björn Svensson. He was born in Norrköping while Gunnar was the coach and manager of IK Vita Hästen. He uses the hyphenated surname in honour of his maternal grandfather, who was Finnish.
Pääjärvi-Svensson started playing ice hockey at the age of six. During the 2005–06 season when he was fourteen years old he made his debut for Malmö Redhawks in the J20 SuperElit, and scored eight goals in eight games during TV-pucken and led Scania to a silver medal. He also scored two goals when Malmö won the final of the Swedish Championship for sixteen year olds. The following season he got a more regular role for Malmö in the J20 SuperElit, and again led Scania to a silver medal in TV-pucken.
In 2007, he signed with Timrå IK where his older brother, Björn, played for the senior team. He made his Elitserien debut on September 24, at age sixteen, five months, and twelve days, becoming the fourth youngest player in Elitserien's history. During the game he recorded an assist on Timrå's 1–0 goal in the first period of play. His first goal was a game winning 1–0 goal against HV71 on February 16, 2008, assisted by linemate Anton Lander.
Edmonton Oilers Edit
On June 2, 2010, it was announced that he had signed a three-year entry level contract with the Oilers. On September 2, 2010, it was announced that Magnus would be shortening his name for the NHL to Magnus Pääjärvi and will wear the number 91 on his jersey.
On September 23, 2010, (his first preseason game with the Oilers) Pääjärvi scored a hat-trick and registered an assist for 4 points, as the Oilers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2.
On October 7, 2010, Pääjärvi played his first professional game with the Oilers when they played their arch-rivals, the Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal nine days later, on October 16, 2010, against Flames net-minder, Miikka Kiprusoff.
Pääjärvi finished the 2010-11 NHL season with 34 points, good enough for 6th on team scoring.
After recording 3 points in 25 games and sitting in the press box for 6, Paajarvi was demoted to the minors.
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Pääjärvi-Svensson made his international debut for Sweden at age fourteen with the under sixteen team during the 2005–06 season, the following season he became the scoring leader for the under sixteen team. During the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, at sixteen years and eight months old he became the youngest player ever to play for Sweden during a World Junior Hockey Championship. During the tournament he scored one goal, and helped Sweden to the finals when assisting Mikael Backlund on Sweden's overtime game winning goal against Russia in the semifinal.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|Junior int'l totals||48||23||34||57||18|
- ↑ Bill Meltzer (2008-11-07). Swedish prodigy Paajarvi could be top-5 pick. NHL.com NHL Entry Draft. the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Liljerås, Viktor (2008-12-26). Jag är säker - vi tar guld (Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
- ↑ Magnus Paajarvi. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on 2010-08-15.
- ↑ Feltenmark, Anders (2010-01-20). Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson, årets rookiekandidat (Swedish). Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.
- ↑ Oilers sign Pääjarvi-Svensson. Edmonton Oilers (2010-06-02).
- ↑ Oilers' Paajarvi Decides to Enter NHL with Shortened Name (2010-09-02). Retrieved on 2010-09-12.
- ↑ PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-01-05). Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
- ↑ PLAY-OFF ROUND SEMIFINALS GAME 28 (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-01-04). Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
- ↑ Scoring Leaders (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-05-23.
- ↑ Media All Stars (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-05-23.
- Paajarvi.com — official site
- Magnus Pääjärvi's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Magnus Pääjärvi - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
|Awards and achievements|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick|
| Succeeded by|
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