June 23, 2009

Pääjärvi - another year in Sweden or...?

Here comes some more news about the Swedish players available for the 2009 NHL Draft.

Left Winger Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson was interviewed by the newspaper Sydsvenskan, where he talks about the NHL Combine that took place about a month ago.

Magnus has said for a while now that he will play one more year with the SEL team Timrå IK before making the jump. This gets confirmed once again in this interview as he says that he told the NHL teams the same thing at the Combine. He also says following to Sydsvenskan though:

- If I get drafted by the right team, then maybe...

Sydsvenskan speculates that the right team could be a team that offers him a lucrative contract with promises of ice time in the NHL right away.

Pääjärvi-Svensson, who started his career in Malmö Redhawks (I love pointing that out), is ranked between 4 and 10 in the upcoming draft by the bigger scouting services.


Cole Jones said...


maybe this news will help him drop to 8th overall? :)

Mattias said...

There is probably a chance of him being available at #8 as people worry about his goal scoring abilities.

I don't know though, he's more a playmaker anyway. Also with his determination I'm sure he will develope that side of his game too.

Cole Jones said...

just a heads up, i linked to this article over at the other 6 seconds... since i thought it was somewhat relevant to our team :)