Eliteprospects
Finland Sakari Salminen
1-time Liiga Golden Helmet 1
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
1-time Liiga All-Star Team 1
Date of Birth
Position
RW/LW
Age
35
Height
5'10" / 179 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
165 lbs / 75 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
-

Salminen is a fleet-footed winger with smooth hands. Offensive-minded, he has good hockey sense and vision. A skilled passer, too. Lacking in size, which can be a hinderance at times.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2016)

© Photo: Timo Savela

Sakari Salminen Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* |
2003-04 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 16* 8* 7* 15* 6* -* | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 0 -
2004-05 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 26* 8* 7* 15* 12* -* |
Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* | Relegation 3 0 0 0 0 -
2005-06 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 20* 20* 16* 36* 6* -* | Playoffs 8 6 10 16 6 -
Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 19* 4* 9* 13* 10* 4* | Relegation 2 0 0 0 0 -
2006-07 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 31* 21* 30* 51* 32* 5* | Relegation 3 3 2 5 4 3
Suomi U20 Mestis 4* 1* 0* 1* 4* -4* |
2007-08 Ässät U20 U20 SM-liiga 12* 18* 5* 23* 4* 11* | Playoffs 12 5 10 15 4 6
Ässät SM-liiga 30* 3* 10* 13* 2* -12* |
Jukurit Mestis 8* 1* 5* 6* 0* -2* |
Suomi U20 Mestis 5* 3* 2* 5* 2* 3* |
Finland U20 WJC-20 6* 1* 3* 4* 4* 0* |
2008-09 Ässät SM-liiga 55* 16* 14* 30* 16* -15* | Relegation 13 5 3 8 4 -1
2009-10 Ässät SM-liiga 52* 12* 13* 25* 20* -2* |
2010-11 KalPa SM-liiga 57* 12* 33* 45* 10* -16* | Playoffs 7 4 2 6 29 4
2011-12 KalPa SM-liiga 54* 24* 23* 47* 16* 17* | Playoffs 7 1 6 7 0 1
Finland (all) International 5* 1* 2* 3* 0* 3* |
2012-13 KalPa SM-liiga 54* 26* 29* 55* 18* 14* | Playoffs 5 2 2 4 0 -2
Finland WC 10* 1* 2* 3* 0* 1* |
Finland (all) International 22* 4* 5* 9* 2* 5* |
2013-14 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 54* 18* 30* 48* 16* 8* | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 4 -2
Finland OG 2* 0* 0* 0* 4* 1* |
Finland (all) International 8* 3* 2* 5* 4* 2* |
2014-15 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 60* 18* 29* 47* 30* 12* | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0 -2
Finland (all) International 7* 3* 1* 4* 0* 2* |
2015-16 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 43* 10* 15* 25* 10* -3* |
Växjö Lakers HC SHL 12* 4* 2* 6* 6* 0* | Playoffs 13 3 3 6 4 -2
2016-17 Jokerit KHL 56* 6* 20* 26* 16* 3* | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -3
Finland (all) International 2* 0* 1* 1* 0* -2* |
2017-18 Dynamo Moskva KHL 18* 2* 6* 8* 12* 3* |
Ässät Liiga 15* 7* 9* 16* 16* 5* | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 0 -3
2018-19 Ässät “A” Liiga 35* 10* 21* 31* 18* -2* |
HIFK Liiga 22* 5* 7* 12* 8* -2* | Playoffs 12 4 3 7 6 -2
2019-20 Örebro HK SHL 45* 8* 16* 24* 26* 6* |
2020-21 Ässät Liiga 11* 2* 0* 2* 12* -2* |
2021-22 Ässät Liiga 55* 7* 26* 33* 30* -23* |
2022-23 Västerås IK HockeyAllsvenskan 47* 8* 13* 21* 10* -7* | Qualification 7 1 5 6 2 0

Sakari Salminen Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 KalPa ET 8* 3* 3* 6* 0* -* |
Finland EHT 3* 0* 2* 2* 0* 2* |
2012-13 KalPa ET 5* 2* 4* 6* 0* -* |
Finland EHT 9* 2* 2* 4* 2* 2* |
2013-14 Finland EHT 6* 3* 2* 5* 0* 1* |
2014-15 Finland EHT 4* 2* 0* 2* 0* 0* |
2015-16 HC Fribourg-Gottéron Champions HL 4* 1* 2* 3* 6* 0* |
HC Fribourg-Gottéron Swiss Cup 2* 1* 1* 2* 0* -* |
2016-17 Finland EHT 2* 0* 1* 1* 0* -2* |

Sakari Salminen Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 4* 1* 2* 3* 0.75* 6* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
EHT 5 24* 7* 7* 14* 0.58* 2* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
ET 2 13* 5* 7* 12* 0.92* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
HockeyAllsvenskan 1 47* 8* 13* 21* 0.45* 10* -7* | 1 7 1 * 5 * 6 * 0.86 * 2 * 0 *
International 5 44* 11* 11* 22* 0.50* 6* 10* | 0 * * * * * *
KHL 4 188* 44* 85* 129* 0.69* 74* 26* | 3 16 3 * 3 * 6 * 0.38 * 6 * -7 *
Liiga (SM-liiga) 10 440* 124* 185* 309* 0.70* 166* -38* | 6 51 17 * 18 * 35 * 0.69 * 39 * -3 *
Mestis 2 17* 5* 7* 12* 0.71* 6* -3* | 0 * * * * * *
NLA (NL) 1 43* 10* 15* 25* 0.58* 10* -3* | 0 * * * * * *
OG 1 2* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 4* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
SHL 2 57* 12* 18* 30* 0.53* 32* 6* | 1 13 3 * 3 * 6 * 0.46 * 4 * -2 *
Swiss Cup 1 2* 1* 1* 2* 1.00* 0* -* | 0 * * * * * *
U16 SM-sarja 2 19* 8* 7* 15* 0.79* 6* -* | 1 5 2 * 1 * 3 * 0.60 * 0 * - *
U18 SM-sarja 2 46* 28* 23* 51* 1.11* 18* -* | 1 8 6 * 10 * 16 * 2.00 * 6 * - *
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 62* 43* 44* 87* 1.40* 46* 20* | 4 20 8 * 12 * 20 * 1.00 * 8 * 9 *
WC 1 10* 1* 2* 3* 0.30* 0* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 1 6* 1* 3* 4* 0.67* 4* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Sakari Salminen Career Highlights

Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/11/2022
07/11/2022 Confirmed Ässät Västerås IK
02/21/2021
02/21/2021 Confirmed No team Ässät
06/04/2019
06/04/2019 Confirmed Ässät Örebro HK
01/08/2019
01/08/2019 Loan Ässät HIFK
11/11/2017
11/11/2017 Confirmed Dynamo Moskva Ässät
09/15/2017
09/15/2017 Confirmed Jokerit Dynamo Moskva
04/29/2016
04/29/2016 Confirmed Växjö Lakers HC Jokerit
02/01/2016
02/01/2016 Confirmed HC Fribourg-Gottéron Växjö Lakers HC
05/14/2015
05/14/2015 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod HC Fribourg-Gottéron
05/21/2013
05/21/2013 Confirmed KalPa Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
11/20/2011
11/20/2011 Extension KalPa KalPa
04/26/2010
04/26/2010 Confirmed Ässät KalPa
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for KalPa

Cult/Star player for Ässät