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Sami Salo

Sami Salo  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: September 2, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: OTT / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 9th   (239th overall)

2014 Playoffs
- Skated in 18:41 TOI in Game 1 versus Montreal
- Missed Game 3 with an upper body injury

2013-14 Regular Season
- Ranked first on the Lightning defense for plus/minus (+11)
- Won a Bronze Medal with Team Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics
- Skated in six Olympic games with Finland, posting an assist and a +2 rating
- Has skated in 100 career NHL playoff games, recording 12 goals and 31 points
- Reached the Stanley Cup Final with Vancouver in 2011

NHL All-Rookie Team (1999) Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to wrist injury vs. Philadelphia, November 28, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Atlanta, December 14, 2000. Traded to Vancouver by Ottawa for Peter Schaefer, September 21, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), September 24, 2004. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to torn achilles tendon during off-season training, July 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis