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Islanders Agree to Terms with Salo

Defenseman Robin Salo has agreed to terms on a two-year entry level contract

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Robin Salo has agreed to terms on a two-year entry level deal and the team has reassigned him to Orebro of the Swedish Hockey League.  

Salo, 22, has 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) in 39 games this season with Orebro. He ranks first on the team in assists and leads all Orebro defensemen in points.

The Islanders selected Salo in the second round, 46th overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft. A native of Espoo, Finland, Salo played the last two seasons with SaiPa of Finland's Liiga, scoring 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) in 103 games. In 220 career Liiga games with SaiPa and Sport, Salo has 58 points (13 goals, 45 assists). He joined Orebro midway through the 2019-20 season and scored six points (one goal, five assists) over 12 games in his Swedish Hockey League debut.

On the international stage, Salo won gold with Finland at the 2016 Under-18 World Junior Championships and won silver at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championships. He also represented his country at the 2018 World Junior Championships, the 2015 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, and the 2015-16 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

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