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Paajarvi loaned to Wolves


December 30, 2014

The Chicago Wolves announced Tuesday that left wing Magnus Paajarvi has been loaned to the team.

PAAJARVI has contributed one assist in 10 games with St. Louis (NHL) this season. This will be his first American Hockey League stint since 2012-13, when he suited up for Oklahoma City for 38 games.

The 23-year-old winger turned pro in 2010-11 and has since accumulated 71 points (32G, 39A) in 228 career NHL games with Edmonton (2010-13) and St. Louis (2013-present). He added 45 points (11G, 34A) in 72 AHL tilts, all with the Barons (2011-13). He added 11 points (2G, 9A) in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games in 2012.

PAAJARVI was drafted with Edmonton’s first selection, 10th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He replaces fellow winger Ben Eager (23rd overall in 2002) as the highest drafted player on the Wolves roster and is the first top 10 pick to join the team since Nolan Baumgartner (10th overall in 1994) in 2011-12.

Prior to turning pro, the Norrkoping, Sweden, native spent three seasons (2007-10) with Timra IK in the Swedish Elite League. There he compiled 49 points (20G, 29A) in 134 games and another two (G, A) in 23 postseason tilts.

The Wolves face off against Midwest Division rival Grand Rapids at 7 p.m. today as they close out 2014 at Allstate Arena. They enjoy two more home tilts this week as they host Hamilton at 7 p.m. Friday and Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup at 7 p.m. Saturday. To get the best deals on tickets, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com.

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