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Iiro Pakarinen | Winger | #26

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (184) / FLA
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The Edmonton Oilers signed Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year, one-way deal worth $725,000.
Pakarinen was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st. The 25-year-old had two goals and two assists in 14 games with the Oilers in 2016-17. He also suited up in one game during the postseason. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value next season. May 20 - 8:57 PM

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Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Pakarinen has suited up in just one game during the postseason. Mark Fayne, Griffin Reinhart, Anton Lander, Nick Ellis, Jordan Oesterle, Jujhar Khaira, Joey Laleggia, Matt Hendricks and Eric Gryba will join him in the press box. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2.
Source: NHL.com
May 5 - 10:30 PM

Coach Todd McLellan is expected to forego any changes to his group of forwards Saturday night against the Sharks for Game 6.

Which means that Iiro Pakarinen, Jujhar Khaira and Matt Hendricks are expected to be scratched along with the rest of the Black Aces on board. Pakarinen hasn't played since Game 1 and he saw just 8:26 of playing time.
Apr 22 - 9:07 PM

Iiro Pakarinen, Jujhar Khaira and Matt Hendricks are expected to be scratched against San Jose in Game 5 on Thursday.

Of the three, only Pakarinen has seen any action this postseason. In one game he did not post any points in just 8:26 of ice time.
Apr 20 - 6:51 PM

Iiro Pakarinen is projected to be scratched for Game 3 against the Sharks on Sunday.

Mark it two straight games on the pine should he sit after playing in Game 1. Pakarinen skated just 8:26 without a shot on net in that match.
Apr 16 - 9:19 PM

Iiro Pakarinen netted the game-winning goal in Edmonton's 3-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday.

Pakarinen has two goals and four points in 13 games this season. Jordan Eberle and Mark Letestu scored the Oilers' other two goals. Connor McDavid registered an assist, giving him 98 points in 81 games this season. He has a nine-point edge in the scoring race as it approaches its conclusion.
Apr 9 - 12:43 AM

Iiro Pakarinen and Jujhar Khaira are projected to be scratched against the Ducks on Saturday.

Parkarinen has picked up three points with 20 hits in 11 games. While Khaira has posted a goal and 20 hits in 10 games.
Apr 1 - 8:17 PM

Iiro Pakarinen, Eric Gryba, and Matt Hendricks are projected to be the scratches in Saturday night’s game against the Avalanche.

Pakarinen has not earned a point in his last seven games. In four games prior to that, he had points in three out of four contests. Gryba has just one goal and four assists in 37 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 25 - 9:46 PM

Iiro Pakarinen scored Edmonton's only goal in their 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This was his first goal of the season. Pakarinen cut Tampa's lead to 2-1 in the second period, but that's as close as the Oilers would come to tying the game. Pakarinen has three points in four games in 2016-17. Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson picked up the assists on Edmonton's only goal.
Feb 21 - 11:09 PM

Iiro Pakarinen provided an assist on Matt Hendrick’s second period goal as the Oilers beat the Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday.

Pakarinen has been inactive in the NHL all season with a knee injury and provided only one assist in five games with the AHL Bakersfield Condors. His helper Tuesday gave the Oilers their first lead of the evening and contributed to a resurgent second and third period.
Feb 15 - 12:26 AM

Iiro Pakarinen (knee) has been activated from injured reserve.

Pakarinen will play in his first game since Oct. 2 when he was hurt during the preseason. He is projected to join Matt Hendricks and Mark Letestu on the fourth line.
Feb 14 - 3:11 PM

The Oilers summoned Iiro Pakarinen (knee) from AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.

In five games with the Condors this season he posted just an assist. Through his first 80 NHL games he has but six goals and 16 points. Pakarinen is certainly nearing his return to the Oilers' lineup, but is still considered day-to-day with a knee injury.
Feb 12 - 2:12 PM

Iiro Pakarinen (knee) will report to AHL Bakersfield for conditioning purposes.

Pakarinen hasn't played at all this season due to the injury. He had five goals and 13 points in 63 games in 2015-16.
Feb 3 - 6:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen is week-to-week with a knee injury.

Pakarinen had five goals and 13 points in 63 games with Edmonton last season. The 25-year-old will likely serve as a fourth-liner once he's healthy.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:07:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Jussi Jokinen
4Anton Slepyshev
5Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Ryan Strome
3Jesse Puljujarvi
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Ty Rattie
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
8Yohann Auvitu
9Mark Fayne
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit