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Finland Sami Salo
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Database: 836 218 players
Last added: Kai Valentini
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jonathan Dahlén 42 25 44 69
2. Jens Lööke 47 22 35 57
3. Henrik Björklund 48 26 27 53
4. Nick Olesen 46 19 32 51
5. Albin Lundin 46 16 35 51
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
46
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 Jr. A SM-liiga 36 7 13 20 16 19 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 10 -4
1994-95 TPS U20 Jr. A 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
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
Jr. A 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
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
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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