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Draft Prospect - 2015
      
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Magnus Paajarvi-svensson
European Skater
Timra, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  2 Midterm Rank:  2
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 1" Weight:  201
Born:  April 12, 1991    
Birthplace:  Norrkoping, SWE
On his style of play: I’m an offensive type of player, a good skater, I want to go to the net and I want to drive to the net and make goals happen – just a pure offensive player.

On patterning his game: I wouldn’t mind to be like Markus Naslund, I can see myself compared to him, but I’m not looking at who I’m going to be compared to or anything like that.

On getting his start in hockey:
I played hockey when I was about six years old, my brother played, my father was a hockey trainer and my mother was in the hockey system so it was not a tough decision for me to play hockey. I have played hockey every year since I was six and I still love it.

On developing his skills:
I always played inline hockey outside. We didn’t have a lot of snow so I always played inline outside with my brother, his friends and my friends. Always after school and after practice we went out and played inline hockey.

On the biggest influence on his career:
I wouldn’t say just one person, I’d say especially my family; they helped me a lot.

On following the NHL:
When I was younger I didn’t watch the NHL that much, we didn’t have the channels, but now I watch NHL games at least once a week. Sometimes I look at NHL.com to watch the highlights, I like to see Crosby, Ovechkin and all the big stars scoring goals and doing some sick moves. That’s what I like to see. When I see a good move, of course I want to do it in my own game, but it’s not easy to do it. I look and see, and try to develop my own – maybe not the same exact move, but surely it can help.

On playing in Sweden’s national tournament, TV-pucken: TV-pucken, I played in (the tournament) for three years in a row. It was a good tournament for me, especially the first one it was a little bit of a breakout for me -- we came in second. TV-pucken is a pretty huge tournament in Sweden, it’s followed by TV and there aren’t too many that are. It’s a good tournament, its fun and the whole country has seen it.

On playing for Team Sweden:
Every time I see the yellow or blue shirt I feel excited, I just love it. To see my own name on the shirt, I feel proud of myself and I just want to go out there and represent my country as good as possible.

On playing in the World Juniors at the age of 16:
It helped me a lot. The experience from the finals against Canada, when we lost 3-2 in sudden death overtime, it was a big loss for us, but (it gave me) the experience to know what is going to happen. Hopefully I can share it a bit with my new teammates in Ottawa.
 




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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 61 31 29 27 60
A. Steen 59 19 32 4 51
J. Schwartz 54 20 26 16 46
D. Backes 60 20 21 3 41
T. Oshie 53 17 24 12 41
K. Shattenkirk 49 8 32 18 40
P. Stastny 53 11 23 10 34
J. Lehtera 54 9 24 16 33
A. Pietrangelo 61 5 27 -3 32
P. Berglund 57 8 11 -2 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 19 9 2 .921 2.21
J. Allen 17 6 2 .905 2.50

 
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