Borje Salming

Borje Salming

BIRTHDATE: April 17, 1951
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Kiruna, Sweden
Shoots: Left
Best Defenseman at EJC-A (1969) WEC-A All-Star Team (1973) NHL Second All-Star Team (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1976) NHL First All-Star Team (1977) Swedish World All-Star Team (1989) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977, 1978) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, May 12, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 12, 1989.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final