Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
 

Blues Acquire Paajarvi from Oilers

The Blues also acquire a second round pick in exchange for David Perron

Wednesday, 07.10.2013 / 3:10 PM / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
X
Share with your Friends


Blues Acquire Paajarvi from Oilers
The Blues have acquired Magnus Paajarvi and a second round pick in 2014 from Edmonton in exchange for David Perron.

ARMSTRONG CONFERENCE CALL
Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong discusses the Magnus Paajarvi / David Perron trade during a conference call with the media on July 10, 2013.


BLUES ACQUIRE PAAJARVI

The Blues have acquired forward Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick in 2014 in exchange for David Perron.
RELATED CONTENT
Video: Paajarvi Goal Highlights
More: Paajarvi Career Stats

The Blues have acquired forward Magnus Paajarvi and a second round draft pick in 2014 in exchange for forward David Perron.

The deal was announced shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Magnus is a well-rounded player who has good size and great skating ability,” Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said. “He is just coming into his own and this will open up more ice time for Jaden (Schwartz) and Vladimir (Tarasenko).”

Paajarvi scored 16 points for the Oilers last season, recording nine goals and seven assists in 42 games. As a rookie, he tallied 15 goals and 19 assists (34 points). He scored a hat trick in his first NHL preseason game in 2010.

"I'm very surprised. I know how it is," Paajarvi said. "I know it's business, but it came as a shock. ... I'm a little bit overwhelmed. All I can say is I had a great time and I can speak good of Edmonton, and coming to St. Louis, it's a new chapter. I'm actually excited to come to a contending team right away. I haven't been in the playoffs yet in three years, so hopefully I can contribute to the team and do what I need to do."

In his 163-game NHL career, Paajarvi has 26 goals and 32 assists.

Paajarvi also participated in the 2010 World Championships in Sweden alongside Blues forward Patrik Berglund.

“Our team is built on balance,” Armstrong said. “We think (Magnus) can come in here and provide an element we don’t have right now. If we were going to make a move, we wanted to add a player that we think fits into our organization where we are today and where we are moving forward.

“We think Magnus is just entering the guts of his career right now. We’re looking forward to him being a Blue.”

Perron spent six years as a member of the Blues and scored 10 goals and 15 assists (25 points) last season. In his 340 game career, he’s registered 84 goals and 114 assists (198 points). He was drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) in 2007.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 32 20 17 19 37
K. Shattenkirk 32 5 23 14 28
J. Schwartz 31 11 16 10 27
J. Lehtera 31 8 17 14 25
A. Steen 30 8 13 0 21
A. Pietrangelo 32 3 16 -10 19
D. Backes 31 8 7 -4 15
P. Stastny 24 7 6 -1 13
T. Oshie 24 5 7 2 12
P. Berglund 31 3 7 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 8 4 1 .931 1.82
J. Allen 11 3 1 .908 2.47

 
TICKETS
Single Game Tickets
Full Season Tickets
Half Season Plans
12-Game Plans
6-Game Packs
Group Tickets
Luxury Suites
My Account
NHL Ticket Exchange

TEAM
Roster
In the System
Coaches
Front Office
Blues History
All-Time Player Roster
Chicago Wolves
Alaska Aces

SCHEDULE
Regular Season
Promotions Schedule
Schedule Downloads

STATS
Player Stats
League Standings

NEWS
News
Features
Blues Overtime Blog

VIDEO
Game Highlights
GameDay
News & Interviews
All-Access
Bommarito Zero to Sixty

SOCIAL
Find a Player
Facebook
Twitter
Mobile App
E-mail Subscriptions

FANS
Hot Deals for Cool Fans
Photo Galleries
License Plates

COMMUNITY
Blues in the Community
Blues 14 Fund
50/50 Raffle Numbers

SHOP
Online Store
Blues Auctions
True Blues Authentics

stlouisblues.com is the official Web site of the St Louis Blues. St Louis Blues, stlouisblues.com and stlblues.com are trademarks of the St Louis Blues Hockey Club. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2014 St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

PRIVACY POLICY | ADCHOICES | TERMS OF USE | EMPLOYMENT & INTERNSHIPS | GUEST EXPERIENCE SURVEY | CONTACT US