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Finland Sami Salo
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Last added: Denis Botnaru
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erik Thorell 14 7 13 20
2. Martin Ruzicka 14 8 9 17
3. Filip Chlapik 14 8 9 17
4. Lukas Pech 14 6 11 17
5. Milan Gulas 14 8 8 16
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
47
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
2-time Olympic Bronze Medal 2
1-time SHL Champion 1
1-time SM-liiga Champion 1

Salo was a big defenseman with an even bigger shot. Known for his howitzer and injury trouble, he was also a skilled two-way player and solid in his own end.

Son: Oliver Salo

Team Staff profile of Sami Salo also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 Kiekko-67 U20 U20 I-divisioona 21 9 4 13 4 |
1993-94 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 36 7 13 20 16 19 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 10 -4
1994-95 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 14 1 3 4 6 |
TPS SM-liiga 7 1 2 3 6 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kiekko-67 I-divisioona 19 4 2 6 4 |
1995-96 TPS SM-liiga 47 7 14 21 32 -2 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 8 3
1996-97 TPS SM-liiga 48 9 6 15 10 17 | Playoffs 10 2 3 5 4 9
1997-98 Jokerit SM-liiga 35 3 5 8 10 -4 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 2 -1
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 61 7 12 19 24 20 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -3
Detroit Vipers IHL 5 0 2 2 0 1 |
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 37 6 8 14 2 6 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0 -8
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 31 2 16 18 10 9 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 0
Finland WC 9 3 6 9 6 9 |
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 4 14 18 14 1 | Playoffs 12 2 1 3 4 4
Finland OG 4 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland (all) International 4 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 9 21 30 10 9 | Playoffs 12 1 3 4 0 -2
2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 74 7 19 26 22 8 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 2 -3
Finland WC 7 0 3 3 0 1 |
2004-05 Frölunda HC Elitserien 41 6 8 14 18 10 | Playoffs 14 1 6 7 2 17
Finland WCup 6 0 1 1 2 |
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 59 10 23 33 38 9 |
Finland OG 6 1 3 4 0 4 |
Finland (all) International 6 1 3 4 0 4 |
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 14 23 37 26 21 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 4 0
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 8 17 25 38 8 |
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 60 5 20 25 26 5 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7 2 0
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 68 9 19 28 18 14 | Playoffs 12 1 5 6 2 2
Finland OG 6 1 1 2 4 2 |
Finland (all) International 6 1 1 2 4 2 |
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 3 4 7 14 -3 | Playoffs 21 3 2 5 2 -4
Manitoba Moose AHL 3 2 0 2 2 -2 |
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 9 16 25 10 7 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -3
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 2 15 17 16 5 |
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 71 4 13 17 18 11 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -2
Finland OG 6 0 1 1 0 2 |
Finland (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 2 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 TPS Euro HL 6 0 2 2 6 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2016-17 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr Asst. Coach
2017-18 TPS Liiga Asst. Coach
Finland U20 WJC-20 Asst. Coach
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr Asst. Coach
2018-19 TPS Liiga Asst. Coach
2019-20 TPS Liiga Asst. Coach
TPS Spengler Cup Asst. Coach
2020-21 TPS Liiga Asst. Coach
2021-22 TPS Liiga Asst. Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 3 2 0 2 0.67 2 -2 | 0
Euro HL 1 6 0 2 2 0.33 6 2 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
I-divisioona 1 19 4 2 6 0.32 4 - | 0
IHL 1 5 0 2 2 0.40 0 1 | 0
International 4 22 2 5 7 0.32 4 7 | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 4 137 20 27 47 0.34 58 13 | 4 30 3 7 10 0.33 14 11
NHL 15 878 99 240 339 0.39 286 130 | 12 102 12 19 31 0.30 18 -19
OG 4 22 2 5 7 0.32 4 7 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 1 41 6 8 14 0.34 18 10 | 1 14 1 6 7 0.50 2 17
U20 I-divisioona 1 21 9 4 13 0.62 4 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 50 8 16 24 0.48 22 19 | 1 7 0 1 1 0.14 10 -4
WC 2 16 3 9 12 0.75 6 10 | 0
WCup 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Kimmo Timonen (D) 1994-2014 9 Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), TPS, TPS U20
Henrik Sedin (F) 2002-2012 9 Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin (F) 2002-2012 9 Vancouver Canucks
Mattias Öhlund (D) 2002-2014 8 Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/13/2015
08/13/2015 Confirmed No team Retired
07/01/2012
07/01/2012 Confirmed Vancouver Canucks Tampa Bay Lightning
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC

Cult/Star player for TPS

Cult/Star player for Vancouver Canucks

Career transactions
- 2015-08-13 • Announced his retirement
- 2012-07-01 • Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2004-09-24 • Signed to a lockout contract by Frölunda
- 2002-09-21 • Traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Peter Schaefer
- 1996-06-22 • Drafted by the Ottawa Senators

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