Here is Paajarvi's scouting report from Eliteprspects.comhttp://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=6014
Pääjärvi is a very speedy and skilled winger. His acceleration is top notch and what really characterizes his game is the way he drives to the net. In full speed, he gets around the opposing defenseman with ease and usually gets the puck on the net with a quick wrist-shot. Offensively, he is also blessed with above average hockey sense, nice technical skills and the ability to set up his teammates with passes. He is a creative player with smarts that usually scores quite spectacular goals and does things that are hard for the defensemen to read.
Defensively, he has throughout his career as a junior been considered as a sloppy player with not enough willingness to back check and to the dirty work. This is something Pääjärvi Svensson has worked very hard on and improved significantly. Today, he is in fact a quite capable two-way player that also battles for the puck and takes care of his responsibilities. However, there are still some defensive aspects that could use improvement. Size and strength is good and he has all the tools to become a dangerous offensive force in the future.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one yet. Perron frustrated me beyond belief last year. I really think his scoring will flourish in Edmonton, they've got so many weapons. We'll see, I guess. My gut feel at this point is that we didn't get enough in return. I would have thought we'd get a more proven player, but the draft pick helps. Got a guy with upside and a high round pick as well.
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