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Finland Samu Salminen
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Braden Doyle - - - -
2. Sean Farrell - - - -
3. Joey Musa - - - -
4. Jacob Quillan - - - -
5. Ryan Helliwell - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C/LW
Age
18
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
Junior

The hallmark of his game is his intelligence. Salminen sees plays developing several steps in advance and plans his every step accordingly, whether he has possession or not. He has that goal-scorer’s knack for finding the right place to set up shop, and his one- and two-touch finishing game never fails him. He’s every bit the credible shooting threat without the puck as he is with it. -EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide

Brothers: Saku Salminen & Sami Salminen

A very skilled and smart playmaker who recognizes and uses empty space really well, EPRinkside.com 2021
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2017-18 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 15 12 10 22 6 |
Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 18 5 7 12 22 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 0
2018-19 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 15 16 23 39 6 |
Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 5 4 14 18 2 | Playoffs 7 7 8 15 6
Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 33 18 18 36 32 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 14 9 13 22 6 |
2019-20 Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 7 8 15 23 6 |
Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 23 7 13 20 10 12 |
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 3 2 5 6 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 12 5 3 8 14 |
2020-21 Jokerit U20 “A” U20 SM-sarja 17 10 16 26 10 12 |
Finland U18 “C” WJC-18 7 7 2 9 2 4 |
2021-22 Jokerit U20 “C” U20 SM-sarja 5 4 3 7 2 1 |
2022-23 Univ. of Denver NCAA - - - - - |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
U20 SM-sarja
Sun 19/09 Jokerit U20 @ Ässät U20
Sat 18/09 Jokerit U20 @ Sport U20
Sat 11/09 Jokerit U20 vs Kiekko-Espoo U20
Fri 10/09 Jokerit U20 vs Pelicans U20
Sat 04/09 Jokerit U20 vs Jukurit U20
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
International-Jr 2 26 14 16 30 1.15 20 - | 0
NCAA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 23 9 21 30 1.30 24 - | 2 12 9 8 17 1.42 6 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 30 28 33 61 2.03 12 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 40 26 33 59 1.48 38 - | 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 -
U20 SM-sarja (U20 SM-liiga) 3 45 21 32 53 1.18 22 25 | 0
WHC-17 1 5 3 2 5 1.00 6 - | 0
WJC-18 1 7 7 2 9 1.29 2 4 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Kasper Vähärautio (D) 2017-2022 5 Jokerit U16, Jokerit U18, Jokerit U20
Joose Virtanen (F) 2017-2022 5 Jokerit U16, Jokerit U18, Jokerit U20
Niclas Tenhovuori (F) 2017-2022 5 Jokerit U16, Jokerit U18, Jokerit U20
Dani Scheiman (F) 2017-2022 5 Jokerit U16, Jokerit U18, Jokerit U20

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/20/2021
04/20/2021 Confirmed Jokerit U20 Univ. of Denver
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2020, 7 #106 overall by Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL Entry Draft

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #111 by FCHockey

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #66 by TSN/Craig Button

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #98 by McKeen's Hockey

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #46 by TSN/McKenzie

2021 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #12 by NHL Central Scouting

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