Magnus Pääjärvi
Magnus Paajarvi Oilers
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Oklahoma City Barons
Timrå IK
Born April 12 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 29),
Norrköping, Sweden
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2009
Edmonton Oilers
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).

Early lifeEdit

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.[1]

Playing careerEdit


Pääjärvi began his professional career with Timrå in Sweden.

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,[2] 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.

Magnus was drafted 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[3] He was also selected 19th overall by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 2009 KHL Entry Draft.

Magnus was announced to be a nominee for 2009–10 Elitserien Rookie of the Year on January 20.[4]

Edmonton Oilers Edit

On June 2, 2010, it was announced that he had signed a three-year entry level contract with the Oilers.[5] 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.[6]

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.

International playEdit

Medal record
Magnus Pääjärvi
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2010 Germany
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2010 Saskatoon
Silver 2009 Ottawa
Silver 2008 Pardubice

Pääjärvi-Svensson made his international debut for Sweden at age fourteen with the under sixteen team during the 2005–06 season,[2] 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,[7] and helped Sweden to the finals when assisting Mikael Backlund on Sweden's overtime game winning goal against Russia in the semifinal.[8]

Magnus played in the 2010 World Championships where he led the Swedish team in scoring[9] and was selected to the tournament all-star team.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Malmö Redhawks J20 20000
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks J20 204266 40110
2007–08 Timrå IK J20 18715226
2007–08 Timrå IK SEL 351232 110002
2008–09 Timrå IK J20 10000
2008–09 Timrå IK SEL 50710174 71010
2009–10 Timrå IK SEL 491217296 50112
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8015193416
NHL totals 8015193416
J20 totals 4111172812 40110
SEL totals 13420294912 231124


Year Team Event GPGAPtsPIM
2008 Sweden WJC 61120
2008 Sweden WJC U18 646106
2009 Sweden WJC 62576
2009 Sweden WJC U18 666120
2010 Sweden WJC 637102
2010 Sweden WC 95492
2011 Sweden WC 92572
Junior int'l totals 4823345718


  1. Bill Meltzer (2008-11-07). Swedish prodigy Paajarvi could be top-5 pick. NHL Entry Draft. the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-11-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Liljerås, Viktor (2008-12-26). Jag är säker - vi tar guld (Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
  3. Magnus Paajarvi. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on 2010-08-15.
  4. Feltenmark, Anders (2010-01-20). Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson, årets rookiekandidat (Swedish). Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. Retrieved on 2010-01-30.
  5. Oilers sign Pääjarvi-Svensson. Edmonton Oilers (2010-06-02).
  6. Oilers' Paajarvi Decides to Enter NHL with Shortened Name (2010-09-02). Retrieved on 2010-09-12.
  7. PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-01-05). Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
  8. PLAY-OFF ROUND SEMIFINALS GAME 28 (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-01-04). Retrieved on 2009-01-03.
  9. Scoring Leaders (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-05-23.
  10. Media All Stars (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2010-05-23). Retrieved on 2010-05-23.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jordan Eberle
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Taylor Hall

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