Pääjärvi with the Blues in 2014.
April 12, 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2009
Karl Magnus Svensson Pääjärvi (born April 12, 1991), surname also known as Pääjärvi-Svensson, is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He was a first round selection both the 2009 NHL and KHL junior drafts, and he currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
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 Sweden 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 Skåne 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 Skåne 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.
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.
St. Louis Blues
|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 playoffs
|2011–12||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||34||7||18||25||4||14||2||9||11||2|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||38||4||16||20||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||55||6||6||12||6||—||—||—||—||—|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Magnus Pääjärvi Svensson.|
- Paajarvi.com — official site
- Magnus Pääjärvi's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Magnus Pääjärvi profile at Eurohockey.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick