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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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 48 24 24 21 48
A. Steen 46 15 25 7 40
K. Shattenkirk 48 8 32 18 40
J. Schwartz 41 17 21 13 38
D. Backes 47 17 18 6 35
T. Oshie 40 14 16 12 30
J. Lehtera 46 9 21 15 30
A. Pietrangelo 48 4 24 0 28
P. Stastny 40 9 17 6 26
P. Berglund 46 6 10 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 14 5 2 .927 1.95
J. Allen 14 5 2 .902 2.61

 
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