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Iiro Pakarinen | Winger | #26

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (184) / FLA
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Iiro Pakarinen has agreed to a one-year contract with Edmonton.
He posted five goals and 13 points in 63 games with the Oilers in 2015-16. Jun 27 - 3:08 PM

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Iiro Pakarinen scored a goal in the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

It was Pakarinen's fifth goal of the season, giving him a total of nine points in fifty-five games played. Not exactly a fit for your fantasy team. Leon Draisaitl and Mark Fayne got the assists on the goal.
Mar 15 - 1:50 AM

Coach Todd McLellan will forego any lineup changes for Tuesday's match with San Jose.

Which means that Luke Gazdic, Iiro Pakarinen, and Nikita Nikitin will each remain stapled to the pine.
Mar 8 - 8:17 PM

Iiro Pakarinen and Luke Gazdic will be scratched for Sunday's match with the Jets.

With 128 hits in 42 games this season, Pakarinen has at least provided a modicum of value this season. Unfortunately, that may not be enough even as a plug.
Mar 6 - 5:26 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will tag in for Adam Cracknell against the Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Of the two, Pakarinen easily boasts the most fantasy value. The 24-year-old winger has posted 127 hits and eight points over 51 games this season. Not too shabby if you're in need of a plug, especially against a team that likes to bang bodies.
Mar 4 - 6:46 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be scratched against the NY Islanders on Sunday night.

Pakarinen has posted just four goals and eight points with a whopping 126 hits in 50 games with the Oilers this season. Suffice it to say that his fantasy viability is limited.
Feb 28 - 4:58 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be scratched for Thursday's match with the Kings.

Pakarinen has seen a significant amount of time with the Oilers this season and he's produced a bit of value as well. Through 50 games he has eight points and a whopping 126 hits, which ought to entice those in reverse leagues.
Feb 25 - 9:22 PM

Iiro Pakarinen identified his upper-body injury as a concussion.

Pakarinen was on the ice for Wednesday's practice, but he didn't take any contact. He's feeling better though, so we might see him start to make progress rather rapidly.
Jan 7 - 11:13 AM

Iiro Pakarinen will sit Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

Jujhar Khaira will make his 10th appearance with the Oilers this season in Pakarinen's place.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen (unknown) returned to action on Saturday.

Pakarinen missed close to three weeks with the injury suffered by blocking a shot. Pakarinen has three goals and five points in 26 games and shouldn't be considered in any fantasy pool unless he is a relative or friend.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:22:00 AM

Iiro Pakarinen was hurt while blocking a shot during Tuesday's game.

That incident ended Pakarinen's night. Edmonton didn't practice on Wednesday, so Pakarinen's availability for Thursday's contest is still unknown.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Iiro Pakarinen recorded an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss versus San Jose Wednesday night.

That was Pakarinen's first assist and fourth point in 21 games in 2015-16. The 24-year-old has averaged a modest 10:02 minutes per game.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen has been moved up to the second line for tonight's game against the Penguins.

Pakarinen will play alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Benoit Pouliot. Pakarinen has scored three goals in 15 games so far, averaging 9:39 minutes a game. He is a proven goal scorer in the AHL, netting 17 goals in 39 games last year. He might be worth an add in deep leagues.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen scored a pair of goals in Edmonton's 4-3 OT loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Pakarinen's second period goal cut Detroit's lead to 2-1, while his third period marker tied the game 3-3. The 24-year-old has three goals in 15 games this season. Andrej Sekera also scored for the Oilers.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen has one goal and no assists in 11 games this season.

Pakarinen has logged just 9:06 minutes per game this season. He's capable of doing more offensively than he has thus far, but as long as his playing time is this limited, he's not worth keeping on your fantasy hockey radar unless you're in a particularly deep league.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
6Drake Caggiula
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Nail Yakupov
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Darnell Nurse
5Brandon Davidson
6Mark Fayne
7Andrew Ference
8David Musil
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson