2013 NHL Entry Draft: 7th Round, 184th Overall

Name: Saku Salminen
Position: Center
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 187 lbs
Club: K-Vantaa (FIN2)

The Lightning take a project in big centerman Saku Salminen out of Finland.

Strengths:
Big frame that Salminen is willing to use. Already has experience against grown men for Jokerit in the top league and Vantaa in Finland's second tier league. Defensively responsible and solid on the penalty kill.

Weaknesses:
Average skater. Hasn't made a dent for Finland in numerous international appearances in junior tournaments. Lacks much offensive skill.

Projection:
Longshot checking liner