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Oilers sign Pakarinen to entry-level contract

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 1:15 PM / News

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Oilers sign Pakarinen to entry-level contract
Forward Iiro Pakarinen agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Forward Iiro Pakarinen agreed to terms Monday on a two-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Pakarinen, 22, scored 20 goals and added 10 assists in 60 games with HIFK Helsinki this season.

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound wing also represented Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and had three goals and a plus-8 rating in 10 games, helping Finland earn a silver medal.

A native of Suonenjoki, Finland, Pakarinen has represented his country twice at the World Junior Championship (2010, 2011), with two goals and five points in 12 games.

Pakarinen was a seventh-round pick (No. 184) by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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