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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

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense