BY RYAN ABER
The Edmonton Oilers signed Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson to a three-year NHL entry level contract, General Manager Steve Tambellini announced Tuesday.
Paajarvi-Svensson, the Oilers first-round draft choice in 2009, recently completed his third season with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League.
The left-winger from Norrkoping, Sweden, finished third in team scoring with 12 goals and 17 assists (29 points) in 49 games.
Paajarvi-Svensson will be in Oilers training camp and could wind up playing for the Oklahoma City Barons if he doesn’t make the Oilers’ roster.
“This is an exciting day for the Oilers organization,” Tambellini said. “IN signing his first NHL contract, Magnus has demonstrated through his junior and pro career with Team Sweden that he is an explosive player who exhibits great determination going to the net.”
The Barons, Edmonton’s American Hockey League affiliate, begin their inaugural season Oct. 9 at the Cox Center.