Iiro Pakarinen
Iiro Pakarinen
28-Year-Old Right WingRW
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Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL in April of 2018.
Moving overseas
RWFree Agent
April 23, 2018
Pakarinen has signed with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, Finnish news site Iltalehti reports.
Pakarinen, who recently completed his fourth season in the Oilers organization, will look to revitalize his career in what is widely considered to be the second-best league in the world. Once a 20-goal scorer in his native Finland and a reliable offensive player at the AHL level, Pakarinen logged just two goals and a single assist in 40 contests with Edmonton in 2017-18.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A tough winger who isn't afraid to throw his body around, Pakarinen had his 2016-17 campaign cut short by a leg injury suffered in the preseason, which limited him to 19 total games (14 in the NHL). At 26 years old, the Finn is running out of time to establish himself as an NHL regular, and while he earned a one-year contract extension this offseason, he faces an uphill struggle for bottom-six minutes with the Oilers; that may result in him racking up plenty of airline miles between Edmonton and its AHL affiliate in Bakersfield in 2017-18. When in the lineup, he may be a decent source of hits, but that’s about all that fantasy owners can expect of him.
Pakarinen came in third on the Oilers with 152 hits despite playing only 63 games last year, but he provided precious little offense – just 13 points. Toughness is probably the 24-year-old Finn’s key to a roster spot, as he lacks the skill to hang with Edmonton’s top forwards, but knows how to throw his 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame around. He’s still going to be a fantasy afterthought in most formats unless he takes a major step forward offensively; for what it’s worth, Pakarinen’s shown offensive ability at the AHL level, having notched 31 points in 43 games over the last two seasons.
Pakarinen was one of several unheralded AHL call-ups to make his debut with the Oilers last season, as he appeared in 17 games and was able to notch his first NHL goal. Edmonton doesn't seem to have big plans in store for him long-term, so he’ll likely need a rash of injuries before he earns another extended stay at the NHL level.
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Manages three points in 40 games
RWEdmonton Oilers  Free Agent
April 15, 2018
Pakarinen scored two goals and an assist in 40 games in 2017-18, while contributing 50 shots on goal and 72 hits as well.
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Scores first goal
RWEdmonton Oilers  Free Agent
February 7, 2018
Pakarinen lit the lamp in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Lightning.
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Called up to big stage
RWEdmonton Oilers  Free Agent
January 18, 2018
Pakarinen was recalled from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.
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Put on waivers
RWEdmonton Oilers  Free Agent
December 1, 2017
Pakarinen was placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Bakersfield on Friday.
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Records first point of season
RWEdmonton Oilers  Free Agent
November 13, 2017
Pakarinen assisted on Edmonton's only goal in Sunday's loss to Washington.
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