Wednesday, 06.25.2014 / 3:00 AM
-Hopkins (2011, No. 1) and Nail Yakupov (2012, No. 1). Finnish right wing Iiro Pakarinen (2014, free agent) signed a two-year deal with the Oilers on June 15.
Possible fits: Center Samuel Bennett (Kingston, OHL); center Leon Draisaitl (Prince Albert, WHL); center/right wing William Nylander (Sodertalje, SWE).
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Top priority: Depth on defense
The situation: The 2014 Stanley Cup champions...
Monday, 06.16.2014 / 1:15 PM
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with winger Iiro Pakarinen on a two-year entry-level contract.
Pakarinen, 22, appeared in 60 games with HIFK Helsinki of Finland's Liiga this season, recording 30 points (20 goals, 10 assists) and 32 penalty minutes.
The six-foot-one, 194-pound winger also represented Finland at the 2014 World Hockey Championship, posting three goals, two...
Monday, 06.16.2014 / 1:15 PM
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.
Sunday, 05.25.2014 / 5:44 PM
at 10:45 of the first period after taking Zaripov's pass from down low, stepping into the left face-off circle and firing a shot past Finnish goalie Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators). The Finns tied it with three seconds left in the first when Jori Lehtera's pass through Russia's defense found Iiro Pakarinen, who beat Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets).
Olli Palola put Finland...
Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 4:27 PM
Iiro Pakarinen scored with 3:08 remaining as Finland eliminated Canada with a 3-2 win Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in a game played at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk, Belarus.
Olli Palola and Juuso Hietanen also scored and Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) stopped 36 shots for Finland, which will face the Czech Republic in one of two semifinals scheduled...
Friday, 05.16.2014 / 4:45 PM
. The Canadians outshot the Italians 34-22.
Canada will next face Sweden (4-0, 11 points) on Sunday with first place in Group A at stake. Italy (1-4, three points) will play Slovakia on Saturday.
Finland 3, Switzerland 2 (SO): Iiro Pakarinen (Florida Panthers) scored the winner in the fifth round of a shootout during preliminary-round play at Minsk Arena. Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators), who made 26 saves...
Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 6:21 PM
) Kyle Rau, C, Eden Prairie (Minn.) HS.
5. (124) Yaroslav Kosov, F, Magnitogorsk 2 (Russia-Jr.).
6. (154) Edward Wittchow, D, Burnsville (Minn.) HS.
7. (184) Iiro Pakarinen, RW, Kalpa (Finland).
2. (49) Christopher Gibson, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL).
3. (80) Andy Andreoff, C, Oshawa (OHL).
3. (82) Nicholas Shore, C, Denver (WCHA).
4. (110) Michael Mersch, LW, Wisconsin (WCHA).
5. (140) Joel Lowry...
Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 4:21 PM
, Adam Wilcox, G, Green Bay (USHL).
179. San Jose, Dylan Demelo, D, Mississauga St. Michael's (OHL).
180. Vancouver, Pathrik Westerholm, RW, Malmo (Sweden-2).
181. Boston, Lars Volden, G, Blues Jr. (Finland-Jr.).
182. Edmonton, Frans Tuohimaa, G, Jokerit Jr. (Finland-Jr.).
183. Colorado, Dillon Donnelly, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL).
184. Florida, Iiro Pakarinen, RW, Kalpa (Finland).
Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 2:41 PM
, Jokerit Jr.
183. Colorado, Dillon Donnelly D, Shawinigan
184. Florida, Iiro Pakarinen, RW, Kalpa
185. NY Islanders, Mitchell Theoret, C, Niagara
186. Ottawam Jordan Fransoo, D, Brandon
187. Winnipeg, Aaron Harstad, D, Green Bay
188. Columbus, Anton Forsberg, G, Modo Jr.
189. New Jersey, Patrick Daly, D, Benilde-St. Margaret's
190. Toronto, Garret Sparks, G, Guelph
191. Minnesota, Tyler Graovac...
Monday, 01.03.2011 / 5:48 PM
-rising talents, while Espoo Blues forward Joonas Nattinen (Montreal Canadiens) and KalPa Kuopio forward Iiro Pakarinen (2011 Entry Draft eligible) skate regular shifts for their SM-Liiga clubs. Meanwhile, undersized JyP Jyvaskyla blueliner Sami Vatanen (Anaheim Ducks) is one of the Finnish Elite League's top offensive defensemen. All of these players have stepped up their games thus far to compensate...