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SAKARI SALMINEN  Finland

BIRTHYEAR 1988-05-31 BIRTHPLACEPori, FIN
AGE 32 NATION Finland
POSITION RW/LW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 180 cm / 5'11" WEIGHT 73 kg / 161 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Ässät 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

CAREER STATISTICS
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2002-03 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 3 0 000 |            
 2003-04 Ässät U16 U16 SM-sarja 16 8 7156 | Playoffs 5 2 130  
 2004-05 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 26 8 71512 |            
  Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 0 0 000 | Relegation 3 0 000  
 2005-06 Ässät U18 U18 SM-sarja 20 20 16366 | Playoffs 8 6 10166  
  Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 19 4 91310 4 | Relegation 2 0 000  
 2006-07 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 31 21 305132 5 | Relegation 3 3 254
  Suomi U20  Mestis 4 1 014 -4 |            
 2007-08 Ässät U20 U20 SM-sarja 12 18 5234 11 | Playoffs 12 5 10154
  Ässät Liiga 30 3 10132 -12 |            
  Jukurit  Mestis 8 1 560 -2 |            
  Suomi U20  Mestis 5 3 252 3 |            
  Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 344 0 |            
 2008-09 Ässät Liiga 55 16 143016 -15 | Relegation 13 5 384 -1 
 2009-10 Ässät Liiga 52 12 132520 -2 |            
 2010-11 KalPa Liiga 57 12 334510 -16 | Playoffs 7 4 2629
 2011-12 KalPa Liiga 54 24 234716 17 | Playoffs 7 1 670
  Finland (all) International 5 1 230 3 |            
 2012-13 KalPa Liiga 54 26 295518 14 | Playoffs 5 2 240 -2 
  Finland WC 10 1 230 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 22 4 592 5 |            
 2013-14 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 54 18 304816 8 | Playoffs 7 3 254 -2 
  Finland OG 2 0 004 1 |            
  Finland (all) International 8 3 254 2 |            
 2014-15 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 60 18 294730 12 | Playoffs 5 0 110 -2 
  Finland (all) International 7 3 140 2 |            
 2015-16 Gottéron NL 43 10 152510 -3 |            
  Växjö Lakers HC SHL 12 4 266 0 | Playoffs 13 3 364 -2 
 2016-17 Jokerit KHL 56 6 202616 3 | Playoffs 4 0 002 -3 
  Finland (all) International 2 0 110 -2 |            
 2017-18 Dynamo Moskva KHL 18 2 6812 3 |            
  Ässät Liiga 15 7 91616 5 | Playoffs 7 1 230 -3 
 2018-19 Ässät  Liiga 35 10 213118 -2 |            
  HIFK  Liiga 22 5 7128 -2 | Playoffs 12 4 376 -2 
 2019-20 Örebro HK SHL 45 8 162426 6 |            
 2020-21 Ässät Liiga - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2011-12 KalPa ET 8 3 360 |            
  Finland EHT 3 0 220 2 |            
 2012-13 KalPa ET 5 2 460 |            
  Finland EHT 9 2 242 2 |            
 2013-14 Finland EHT 6 3 250 1 |            
 2014-15 Finland EHT 4 2 020 0 |            
 2015-16 Gottéron Champions HL 4 1 236 0 |            
  Gottéron Swiss Cup 2 1 120 |            
 2016-17 Finland EHT 2 0 110 -2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  Champions HL: 4 1 2 3 0.75 |    
  EHT: 24 7 7 14 0.58 |    
  ET: 13 5 7 12 0.92 |    
  International: 44 11 11 22 0.50 10  |    
  KHL: 188 44 85 129 0.69 74  26  | 16 3 3 6 0.38 -7 
  Liiga: 374 115 159 274 0.73 124  -13  | 51 17 18 35 0.69 39  -3 
  Mestis: 17 5 7 12 0.71 -3  |    
  NL: 43 10 15 25 0.58 10  -3  |    
  OG: 2 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  SHL: 57 12 18 30 0.53 32  | 13 3 3 6 0.46 -2 
  Swiss Cup: 2 1 1 2 1.00 |    
  U16 SM-sarja: 19 8 7 15 0.79 | 5 2 1 3 0.60  
  U18 SM-sarja: 46 28 23 51 1.11 18  | 8 6 10 16 2.00  
  U20 SM-sarja: 62 43 44 87 1.40 46  20  | 20 8 12 20 1.00
  WC: 10 1 2 3 0.30 |    
  WJC-20: 6 1 3 4 0.67 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2005-2006 U18 SM-sarja Silver Medal
2007-2008 U20 SM-sarja Best PPG (1.92)
  U20 SM-sarja Most Game Winning Goals (5)
  U20 SM-sarja Second All-Star Team
  U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal
2012-2013 SM-liiga All-Star Team
2013-2014 Olympic Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Olympic Bronze Medal 13/14
- SM-liiga All-Star Team 12/13
- U18 SM-sarja Silver Medal 05/06
- U20 SM-sarja Best PPG 07/08
- U20 SM-sarja Most Game Winning Goals 07/08
- U20 SM-sarja Second All-Star Team 07/08
- U20 SM-sarja Silver Medal 07/08



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
02/21/2021 Confirmed No team Ässät
06/04/2019 Confirmed Ässät Örebro HK
01/08/2019 Loan Ässät HIFK
11/11/2017 Confirmed Dynamo Moskva Ässät
09/15/2017 Confirmed Jokerit Dynamo Moskva
04/29/2016 Confirmed Växjö Lakers HC Jokerit
02/01/2016 Confirmed Gottéron Växjö Lakers HC
05/14/2015 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Gottéron
05/21/2013 Confirmed KalPa Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
11/20/2011 Extension KalPa KalPa 2 years 
04/26/2010 Confirmed Ässät KalPa


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
Cult/Star player for KalPa
Cult/Star player for Ässät