Iiro Pakarinen

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Iiro Pakarinen
Iiro Pakarinen KalPa.JPG
Born (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 23)
Suonenjoki, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
KalPa
HIFK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 184th overall, 2011
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2009–present
Medal record
Competitor for  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2014 Minsk

Iiro Pakarinen (born. August 25, 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pakarinen previously played in the Finnish Liiga with KalPa and HIFK.

Playing career[edit]

Pakarinen played in his native Finland from his youth level with professional Liiga club, KalPa. As a skilled versatile forward, Pakarinen was drafted 184th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. Unable to agree to terms with the Panthers, Pakarinen opted to continue his development in the Finnish Liiga with KalPa.[1] On May 3, 2012, he joined HIFK as a free agent on a two-year contract.[2]

Upon completion of his second season with HIFK in 2013–14 and scoring a career high 20 goals and 30 points, Pakarinen signed his first NHL contract as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on a two-year entry level deal on June 16, 2014.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 KalPa SM-l 38 3 5 8 37 12 3 0 3 8
2010–11 KalPa SM-l 46 7 3 10 34 7 1 0 1 37
2011–12 KalPa SM-l 54 10 3 13 47 7 2 2 4 0
2012–13 HIFK SM-l 33 5 7 12 6 6 3 0 3 4
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 60 20 10 30 32 2 0 0 0 2
Liiga totals 231 45 28 73 156 34 9 2 11 51

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Finland WJC18 3rd 6 1 1 2 2
2010 Finland WJC 5th 6 1 1 2 2
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 1 2 3 2
2014 Finland WC 2nd 10 3 0 3 2
Junior totals 18 3 4 7 6
Senior totals 10 3 0 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-11 Scoring for KalPa Kuopio (SM-liiga)". hockeydb.com. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Pakarinen agrees to transfer to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Oilers agree to terms with Iiro Pakarinen". Edmonton Oilers. 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

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