Iiro Pakarinen

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2017-10-02

 

Iiro Pakarinen, RW/LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1992-08-25

Hometown: Suonenjoki, Finland

Drafted: 2011 by Florida Panthers, 184th Overall

 

 

 

 

 Observations:   

September 2017- The hard shooting winger had an alright season in 2016-17. Pakarinen suited up for 14 games and recorded four points. For the 2017-18 season, the Finnish winger is expected to be a depth forward. He will be relied on to play on the penalty kill and is expected to throw his body around when he does get playing time. Spencer Pomoty

September 2015 – Pakarinen was sent down to Bakersfield from Oilers camp on September 30th. After missing the end of the NHL season last winter, Pakarinen came into camp still not 100% and the hindrance may have cost him a fourth line gig. He appeared in 17 games with the Oilers last year and should hold his own in the AHL this season. He had 17 goals, 38 points in 49 games played with Oklahoima City. Tyler Thomson

February 2015 – With another Oilers injury (Taylor Hall), Pakarinen has found himself on the Oilers' top two lines. After impressing the Oilers staff enough to warrant the call-up, they would be hard pressed to keep him off the roster going forward. Getting second-unit power play time, Pakarinen picked up his first power play point on February 10 against the Islanders and has now amassed 26 hits in nine games. It is clear Pakarinen is an energetic presence on the ice and his willingness to play the boards and crash the net will most definitely result in some more goals coming his way. Tyler Thomson 

 

February 2015 – In his first professional season in North America, Pakarinen is making waves in the Oiler's farm system. The utility winger has amassed 28 points in 39 games with the Barons and is now being recalled for the second time this season. In five games with the big club in November (the Oil's worst stretch of the season), Pakarinen had one goal and was a plus-one with nine shots on goal. With the current injury to Tyler Pitlick it appears Pakirinen could remain on the roster for the