Ice hockey player
750,000 USD (2015)
| August 25, 1991 (age 24)
Suonenjoki, Finland (1991-08-25) |
184th overall, 2011
Brandon Davidson, Rob Klinkhammer, Andrew Ference, Todd McLellan, Dallas Eakins
Iiro Pakarinen (born 25 August 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pakarinen previously played in the Finnish Liiga with KalPa and HIFK.
Pakarinen played in his native Finland from his youth level with professional Liiga club, KalPa. As a skilled versatile forward, Pakarinen was drafted 184th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. Unable to agree to terms with the Panthers, Pakarinen opted to continue his development in the Finnish Liiga with KalPa. On 3 May 2012, he joined HIFK as a free agent on a two-year contract.
Upon completion of his second season with HIFK in 2013–14 and scoring a career high 20 goals and 30 points, Pakarinen signed his first NHL contract as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on a two-year entry level deal on 16 June 2014.
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