Saku Salminen

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Center
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
202
Born: 
10/20/1994
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Helsinki, FIN
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#184) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
HPK (FIN)
Projects As: 
Depth forward
Prospect Ranking: 
29

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2013
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
184
Draft Team: 
Kiekko-Vantaa (FIN-Jr)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned

Bio

Awards: 

2008-09

  • Jr. C SM-sarja Bronze Medal
  • U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (HIFK)


2009-10

  • Jr. B SM-sarja Champion
  • Jr. C SM-sarja Silver Medal


2011-12

  • Jr. A SM-liiga Best Face-Off Percentage (60.31)
  • Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  • Jr. B SM-sarja Champion

Scouting Report

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

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 HIFK U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q7 4 59 4|        
  HIFK U16Jr. C SM-sarja10 0 1010 8|        
 2009-2010 HIFK U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q2 2 13 22|        
  HIFK U16Jr. C SM-sarja7 7 1118 26|Playoffs6 3 36 10 
  HIFK U18Jr. B SM-sarja Q7 3 14 10|        
  HIFK U18Jr. B SM-sarja18 5 914 12|Playoffs11 4 15
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 1 01 6|        
 2010-2011 HIFK U18Jr. B SM-sarja Q8 6 612 12|        
  HIFK U18Jr. B SM-sarja8 1 34 18|Playoffs4 0 11
  HIFK U20Jr. A SM-liiga13 2 24 2|        
  Finland U17EYOF3 1 01 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr14 5 49 2|        
 2011-2012 Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja Q1 1 12 0|        
  Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja1 0 00 2|Playoffs2 0 00
  Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga44 9 1726 16|Playoffs12 0 11
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 55 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr7 0 11 27|        
 2012-2013 Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga4 1 23 2|        
  JokeritET1 0 00 0|        
  JokeritLiiga13 1 12 12|        
  Kiekko-VantaaMestis12 1 45 0|Relegation4 1 56
  Finland U20WJC-206 0 00 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr5 1 01 4|        
 2013-2014 JokeritET2 0 00 0|        
  Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga0 0 00 0|Playoffs4 1 23
  Kiekko-VantaaMestis13 0 22 16|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr5 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 HPKLiiga17 1 34 2|        

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