Eliteprospects
Finland Sakari Salminen
#23 Ässät / Liiga - 21/22
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
Date of Birth
Position
RW/LW
Age
33
Height
5'10" / 179 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
165 lbs / 75 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22

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: Bildbyrån

Player 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 7 1 6 7 6 -6 |
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 |
Player 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
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) 10 392 118 165 283 0.72 142 -21 | 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
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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