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Born April 12, 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 18),
Norrköping, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
SEL team Timrå IK
Ntl. team  Sweden
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2009
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007 – present
Website Paajarvi.com

Karl Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson (born April 12, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Timrå IK in Elitserien. He was chosen 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was also taken 19th overall by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 2009 KHL Entry Draft.

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Early life

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.

His Finnish last name, Pääjärvi, is from his maternal grandfather,[1] an ethnic Finn from Pajala.[citation needed]

Playing career

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.

On Friday, the 26th of June 2009 Pääjärvi-Svensson was drafted into the NHL 10th Overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2010 Saskatoon Ice hockey
Silver 2009 Ottawa Ice hockey
Silver 2008 Pardubice Ice hockey

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.[3] 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.[4] During the tournament he scored one goal,[5] and helped Sweden to the finals when assisting Mikael Backlund on Sweden's overtime game winning goal against Russia in the semifinal.[6]

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Malmö Redhawks J20 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks J20 20 4 2 6 6 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Timrå IK J20 18 7 15 22 6
2007–08 Timrå IK SEL 35 1 2 3 2 11 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Timrå IK J20 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Timrå IK SEL 50 7 10 17 4 7 1 0 1 0
J20 totals 41 11 17 28 12 4 0 1 1 0
SEL totals 85 8 12 20 6 18 1 0 1 2

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden WJC 6 1 1 2 0
2008 Sweden WJC U18 6 2 3 5 6
2009 Sweden WJC 6 2 5 7 6
2009 Sweden WJC U18 6 6 6 12 0
2010 Sweden WJC 6 3 7 10 2

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jordan Eberle
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
TBD

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