With the 10th overall pick the Edmonton Oilers select MAGNUS PAAJARVI-SVENSSON out of Sweden. Known as a speedy skilled Swede, he has the ability to freeze defenders with his first move and fly past them with a series of good skilled moves. Central scouting compares his to a Mike Gartner type player, which is high praise.

A prospect the Oilers always had their eyes on, their inability to move up in the draft for Evander Kane, meant that their original draft spot at #10. Also interested in Scott Glennie who was somewhat of a surprise pick by the Dallas Stars, the Oilers were pleasantly surprised to have Paajarivi-Svensson available at #10.

A ways from being an NHL player, Magnus has another year on his contract in Sweden and the Oilers have no desire to rush him onto the team before he's ready and fully developed. The Oilers next pick at 40th overall could land them a number of different players as the order of the draft starts to jump off the board a bit.


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