Salminen, Saku

Liiga Game Day: 3-12-15

The end.

TPS 5 vs. HPK 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 3-5-8, E, 4 PIM

Saku Salminen actually got to get on the ice (for 13:48, no less) and contributed a helper in HPK's season-ending 5-2 loss to TPS. TPS got 2 goals and 3 points from Mikko Rantanen, an 18 year old power forward who is expected to be a first rounder in the June draft. The 18-year old finished his campaign with 9 goals and 28 points in 56 games.

HPK will miss the Liiga playoffs by 12 points, sitting in 11th on the 14 team Liiga table.

Liiga Game Day: 3-10-15

HPK 1 vs. Sport 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

For the third straight game Saku Salminen dressed but did not play as HPK fell to Sport 3-1. Ex-Bruins first rounder Hannu Toivonen turned aside 37 for the victory. With just 1 regular season game left on the schedule, HPK is now 11 points out of playoff position and will miss the postseason.

Liiga Game Day: 3-7-15

Lukko 3 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Saku Salminen again dressed as HPK's 13th forward but did not see any ice time in their 3-0 loss to Lukko. Ex-ECHL journeyman Ryan Zapolski stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.

Liiga Game Day: 3-6-15

HPK 3 vs. Ilves 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Saku Salminen dressed, but did not receive a single shift of ice time in HPK's 3-1 win over Ilves. Undrafted 19 year old Patrik Virta had 2 goals to lead HPK in the win, while ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill notched the team's other goal. Ex-Stars second rounder Vojtek Polak had Ilves' lone goal in defeat. HPK still sits 5 points out of the final Liiga playoff spot in the standings.

Liiga Game Day: 3-3-15

Assat 6 vs. HPK 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Blue Jackets third rounder Jake Hansen had a pair of helpers for Assat in their 6-3 win over HPK. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had a goal in defeat for HPK.

Liiga Game Day: 2-28-15

HPK 3 vs. Pelicans 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had the eventual game winner in HPK's 3-1 win over Pelicans. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on the goal. HPK currently sits 5 points out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.

Liiga Game Day: 2-27-15

JYP 4 vs. HPK 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Undrafted 21 year old forward Markus Hannikainen had 2 goals and 3 points for JYP in their 4-1 thumping of HPK. Ex-Leafs player Darryl Boyce also had a goal in the match for JYP.

Liiga Game Day: 2-21-15

Karpat 3 vs. HPK 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Karpat scored a pair of Third Period goals to come from behind and defeat HPK 3-2. Ex-Flyers farmhand Mika Pyorala led the way with 1 goal and 3 points for Karpat.

Liiga Game Day: 2-20-15

HPK 1 vs. Tappara 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill scored HPK's only goal in their 3-1 loss to Tappara. Former Kings 2nd rounder Josh Green had a helper in the victory for Tappara.

HPK is now 4 points out of the final playoff position on the Liiga table.

Liiga Game Day: 2-17-15

Sport 0 vs. HPK 4
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Preds pick Juuse Saros turned aside all 35 shots he faced in HPK's 4-0 win over Sport. Ex-Sharks 7th rounder had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

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