Sami Salo

  • Height: 6'3
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 15 years
  • Birthdate: Sep 2, 1974
  • Birthplace: Turku, FIN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Ottawa in 1996 (9/239).
Season stats
  • Team

Scouting Report

Had one of the hardest point shots in the league. Could read the ice well and knew when to jump into the play. Was solid, smart and efficient in his own end, and brought big-league size.
Staying healthy was always an issue for him and his lack of durability sometimes affected his offensive consistency. He wasn't very physical, despite his large frame.
Career Potential:
Quality, yet fragile defenseman with a big shot.

Career Honors & Awards

League Honor Description
NHL All-Rookie Team 1998-99
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2006 (Finland)
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2014 (Finland), 2010 (Finland)