Sami Salo

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
216
Born: 
09/02/1974
Age: 
39
Hometown: 
Turku, FIN
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2012
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Third pair defensemen with big shot
Depth Chart Weight: 
3

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1996
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Ottawa Senators
Round: 
9
Pick No.: 
239
Draft Team: 
TPS (FIN)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2012
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$3 750 000
Contract Start Year: 
2012
Contract End Year: 
2014
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$4 000 000
Salary: 
$3 500 000

Bio

Awards: 

2010

  • Olympic Bronze Medal (Finland)


2006

  • Olympic Silver Medal (Finland)


1998-99

  • NHL All-Rookie Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has one of the hardest point shots in the league. Reads the ice well and knows when to jump into the play. Is solid in his own end and has big-league size.

Weaknesses: 

His durability is constantly questioned and staying healthy has always been an issue. Isn't very physical, despite being 6-3, 212 pounds.

Projection: 

Fragile defenseman with size and a big shot.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 1992-1993 Kiekko-67 U20Jr. I-divisioona21 9 413 4|        
 1993-1994 TPS U20Jr. A SM-liiga36 7 1320 16|Playoffs7 0 11 10 
 1994-1995 TPS U20Jr. A SM-liiga14 1 34 6|        
  TPSLiiga7 1 23 6|Playoffs1 0 00
  Kiekko-67I-divisioona19 4 26 4|        
 1995-1996 TPSLiiga47 7 1421 32|Playoffs11 1 34
 1996-1997 TPSLiiga48 9 615 10|Playoffs10 2 35
  TPSEHL6 0 22 6|Playoffs2 0 00
 1997-1998 JokeritLiiga35 3 58 10|Playoffs8 0 11
 1998-1999 Ottawa SenatorsNHL61 7 1219 24|Playoffs4 0 00
  Detroit VipersIHL5 0 22 0|        
 1999-2000 Ottawa SenatorsNHL37 6 814 2|Playoffs6 1 12
 2000-2001 Ottawa SenatorsNHL31 2 1618 10|Playoffs4 0 00
  FinlandWC9 3 69 6|        
 2001-2002 Ottawa SenatorsNHL66 4 1418 14|Playoffs12 2 13
  FinlandOG4 0 00 0|        
 2002-2003 Vancouver CanucksNHL79 9 2130 10|Playoffs12 1 34
 2003-2004 Vancouver CanucksNHL74 7 1926 22|Playoffs7 1 23
  FinlandWCup6 0 11 2|        
  FinlandWC7 0 33 0|        
 2004-2005 FrölundaSHL41 6 814 18|Playoffs14 1 67
 2005-2006 Vancouver CanucksNHL59 10 2333 38|        
  FinlandOG6 1 34 0|        
  Finland (all)International6 1 34 0|        
 2006-2007 Vancouver CanucksNHL67 14 2337 26|Playoffs10 0 11
 2007-2008 Vancouver CanucksNHL63 8 1725 38|        
 2008-2009 Vancouver CanucksNHL60 5 2025 26|Playoffs7 3 47
 2009-2010 Vancouver CanucksNHL68 9 1928 18|Playoffs12 1 56
  FinlandOG6 1 12 4|        
  Finland (all)International6 1 12 4|        
 2010-2011 Vancouver CanucksNHL27 3 47 14|Playoffs21 3 25
  Manitoba MooseAHL3 2 02 2|        
 2011-2012 Vancouver CanucksNHL69 9 1625 10|Playoffs5 0 00
 2012-2013 Tampa Bay LightningNHL46 2 1517 16|        
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL71 4 1317 18|Playoffs2 0 00
  FinlandOG6 0 11 0|        
  Finland (all)International6 0 11 0|        

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