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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)
Salo has earned his third consecutive selection to the Finnish Olympic Team, having competed at Salt Lake City in 2002 and Turin in 2006, where he captured a silver medal.

Other highlights of international play include silver medals at the 2001 World Championships and 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans.' Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.

— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets