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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Juuse Saros

European Goalie - HPK JR., FINLAND-JR.
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:GoalieCatches:Left
Height:5' 9"Weight:161
Born:April 19, 1995Hometown:Hameenlinna, FIN
Born in:Forssa, FIN
Drafted: 2013: NSH (4th Round / 99th Overall)  Nashville Predators
• In 2012-13, Saros backstopped HPK to the Junior ‘A’ SM-Liiga championship and led all netminders in goals-against average (1.86) and save percentage (.933). He also was selected to the league’s All-Star Team.

• Saros helped Team Finland to a bronze medal at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship and was named Best Goaltender after finishing second in the tournament in goals-against average (1.86) and save percentage (.946).

• His childhood hockey idol was Vezina Trophy winner and fellow Finn Miikka Kiprusoff.

FAVORITES


NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Marc-Andre Fleury
Shootout move: “Forsberg”
Movie: Remember the Titans
Video game: FIFA 12
TV show: Entourage
Book: “Valmiina Loppuotteluum” by Gunnar Nordstrom
Pump-up song: “Ready for War” by 50 Cent
Home-cooked meal: Pasta
Place to visit: Monaco

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAAMinSOSv%
2011-2012HPK JR.FINLAND-JR.312.53180320.910
2012-2013HPK JR.FINLAND-JR.371.86222040.933
2013-2014FIN (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR61.5734500.943
2013-2014HPKFINLAND441.76262470.928




I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round