DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions.
Sateri, 29, has played in 30 games for Grand Rapids this season and sports an 18-9-3 record, 2.79 goals-against average and 0.902 save percentage. Originally signed by Detroit as a free agent on July 1, 2018, Sateri recently compiled a season-best five-game win streak from Jan. 12-31, which has helped the Griffins climb to the top of the Western Conference standings, where they currently rank in first with a 31-17-4-4 record. Sateri has played in 188 AHL games from 2010-19 with the Worcester Sharks, Springfield Falcons and Griffins, compiling an 80-86-6 record, 2.78 goals-against average, 0.906 save percentage and eight shutouts. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound netminder received his first taste of NHL action in 2017-18, logging nine appearances with the Florida Panthers, registering a 4-4-0 record, 2.92 goals-against average and 0.911 save percentage.
Originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Sateri is a veteran of 11 professional seasons, including two seasons with Tappara Tampere in Finland's SM-Liiga and three years in the Kontinental Hockey League with Vityaz Podolsk. The Toijala, Finland, native has backstopped his country at the 2017 and 2018 IIHF World Championships, most recently sporting a 1.41 goals-against average and 0.939 save percentage in five games in 2018. He also represented Finland at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Harri Sateri, Goalie
Born Dec 29 1989 -- Toijala, Finland
Height 6.01 -- Weight 205 -- Shoots R
Selected by San Jose Sharks round 4 #106 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft