Lauri Pajuniemi



  • DOB: 10/19/2003
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 183
  • Hometown: Tampere, FIN
  • Drafted: 5th round (132nd) in 2018 (NYR)

Career Notes: 2021-22: Scored first career AHL goal on 10/15/21 Vs. Bridgeport in 2-1 Opening Night win…2020-21: Appeared in 48 games with TPS Turku (Liiga), scoring 38 points (22 g, 16 a). Finished third on team in overall scoring, second on team in goals. Helped lead Turku to Liiga Silver Medal. Scored eight points (4 g, 4 a) in 13 playoff games...2019-20: Skated in career-high 49 games in Liiga, scoring career-high 26 goals and 40 points (26 g, 14 a). Tied for overall scoring lead on Turku, and led team in goals. Only player to score 20+ goals for Turku in 2019-20. Appeared in two U20 Playoff games for Turku program. Skated in three contests for Finnish National Team…2018-19: Played 44 Liiga games and 1 Mestis game (TuTo Turko). Scored 13 points (5 g, 8 a) for TPS Turko in 44 games. Scored three goals in three games for Finnish U20 Team in International competition…2017-18: Made Liiga debut with TPS Turko. Skated in 32 games, scoring seven points (2 g, 5 a). Scored ten points (3 g, 7 a) in 14 games at U20 level for TPS Turko. Made first International U20 appearance with Finnish National Team…Misc.: Signed two-year, entry-level contract with NY Rangers on 4/29/21. Scored two goals in AHL preseason debut on 10/6/21 vs. Providence. Finished 2021 AHL preseason with four points (3 g, 1 a) in three games. Had four shots in back-to-back preseason games on 10/6/21 (vs. Providence) and 10/8/21 (vs. Bridgeport).


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