(function (d, t) { var g = d.createElement(t), s = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0]; g.src = '//tracker.eliteprospects.com/track/hit?id=player_314301'; s.parentNode.insertBefore(g, s); }(document, 'script'));

Finland Saku Salminen

#50 Pelicans / Liiga - 22/23
Pronunciation Bookmark Add to Roster
GAMES
GP
G
A
TP
+/-
5
0
1
1
+2
8
1
1
2
-1
freestar.config.enabled_slots.push({ placementName: "eliteprospects_leaderboard_atf", slotId: "eliteprospects_leaderboard_atf" });
freestar.config.enabled_slots.push({ placementName: "eliteprospects_right_rail", slotId: "eliteprospects_right_rail" });
Database: 967 914 players
Last added: Nathan Miller
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brooks Macek 14 10 9 19
2. Curtis Valk 14 5 13 18
3. Sergei Shirokov 13 9 8 17
4. Stéphane Da Costa 12 5 12 17
5. Marat Khairullin 14 9 7 16
Show More
Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
22
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23+1
Highlights
1-time Liiga Champion 1
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 8 0 2 2 2 - |
Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja 17 1 0 1 4 - |
2014-15 Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 0 2 2 2 - |
Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja 19 1 4 5 10 - |
2015-16 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 48 1 6 7 12 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -
2016-17 Tappara U18 “C” U18 SM-sarja 48 1 13 14 65 - | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0 -
2017-18 Tappara U20 U20 SM-liiga 52 0 7 7 20 12 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 4 -4
LeKi U20 U20 Mestis 1 0 0 0 2 - |
2018-19 Tappara U20 U20 SM-liiga 51 3 9 12 26 16 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 0
2019-20 Tappara U20 “C” U20 SM-liiga 49 3 12 15 34 8 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 0
KOOVEE Mestis 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2020-21 TUTO Hockey U20 U20 SM-sarja 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
TUTO Hockey Mestis 24 2 7 9 18 7 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 0 2
Tappara Liiga 7 0 0 0 0 1 |
2021-22 Tappara Liiga 42 0 3 3 4 -7 |
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
KOOVEE Mestis 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
KeuPa HT Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
2022-23 Pelicans Liiga 8 1 1 2 2 -1 |
Projected Liiga 60 8 8 16 15 -8 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2021-22 Tappara Champions HL 9 0 1 1 2 -5 |
freestar.config.enabled_slots.push({ placementName: "eliteprospects_incontent_1", slotId: "eliteprospects_incontent_1" });
PREMIUM
You need to have EP Premium to view these stats. Sign up at the top of the website.
Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-10-01T14:00:00+0000 Pelicans vs Tappara
2022-09-29T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans @ Jukurit
2022-09-27T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans @ TPS
2022-09-24T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans vs Ilves
2022-09-23T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans @ Lukko
2022-09-21T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans vs SaiPa
2022-09-16T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans vs KalPa
2022-09-14T15:30:00+0000 Pelicans @ Kärpät
$(function() { $('.daterange').daterangepicker({ 'linkedCalendars': false, 'showCustomRangeLabel': false, 'opens': 'center', 'drops': 'auto', 'locale': { 'cancelLabel': 'Clear' }, }, function (start, end, label) { let container = $('#game-logs'); $('input[name="from"]', container).val(start.format('YYYY-MM-DD')); $('input[name="to"]', container).val(end.format('YYYY-MM-DD')); changeGameLogsFilter(); }).on('cancel.daterangepicker', function(ev, picker) { let container = $('#game-logs'); $('input[name="from"]', container).val(''); $('input[name="to"]', container).val(''); changeGameLogsFilter(); }); $('.daterange-opener').click(function() { $('.daterange').click(); }); });
freestar.config.enabled_slots.push({ placementName: "eliteprospects_incontent_2", slotId: "eliteprospects_incontent_2" });
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 9 0 1 1 0.11 2 -5 | 0
Liiga 3 57 1 4 5 0.09 6 -7 | 0
Mestis 3 32 2 7 9 0.28 20 7 | 1 3 0 2 2 0.67 0 2
U16 SM-sarja 2 36 2 4 6 0.17 14 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 17 0 4 4 0.24 4 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 96 2 19 21 0.22 77 - | 2 7 0 1 1 0.14 0 -
U20 Mestis 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 0
U20 SM-sarja (U20 SM-liiga) 4 155 6 28 34 0.22 80 35 | 3 14 0 3 3 0.21 6 -4
Skill Rating

Powered by Franchise Hockey Manager

Acceleration
13
Strength
12
Speed
12
Shot Blocking
12

Go Premium to access this content

Get access to Skill Rating and many more premium features

Sign up for premium
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
freestar.config.enabled_slots.push({ placementName: "eliteprospects_incontent_2", slotId: "eliteprospects_incontent_2" });
Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Lassi Vanhatalo (F) 2013-2022 7 KOOVEE, TUTO Hockey, Tappara, Tappara U16, Tappara U18, Tappara U20
Toni Utunen (D) 2014-2023 7 Pelicans, Tappara, Tappara U16, Tappara U18, Tappara U20
Kristian Tanus (F) 2014-2022 7 KOOVEE, Tappara, Tappara U16, Tappara U18, Tappara U20
Leevi Nikkinen (G) 2013-2020 7 Tappara U16, Tappara U18, Tappara U20

Go Premium to access this content

Get access to our unique player connections feature and many more premium features

Sign up for premium
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/26/2022
07/26/2022 Confirmed Tappara Pelicans
02/02/2022
02/02/2022 Loan Tappara KeuPa HT
12/29/2021
12/29/2021 Loan Tappara KOOVEE
11/25/2021
11/25/2021 Loan Tappara Kiekko-Vantaa
04/15/2020
04/15/2020 Confirmed Tappara U20 TUTO Hockey
Not Activated Sections
Endorsements
Videos
Referrals
Education
Attachments
Contract & Eligibility
Preferred Equipment
Housing & Billeting
Expected Compensation & Benefits
Injury Records
Player Description
Fitness Results
Are you Saku Salminen?
Upgrade to EP Premium and verify your profile to customize the page further. See example here.
Post a scouting report/trivia/player comment in English (visible here)
Sign in or go premium to post and read comments var playerCommentEndpoint = " https://www.eliteprospects.com/premiumApi/getPlayerCommentsAnon/314301/player "; var deletePlayerCommentEndpoint = " '' ";