Robin Salo

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1998-10-13 / Espoo, Finland
Height 186 cm
Weight 85 kg
Team: SaiPa

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Drafted by New York Islanders in 2017 #46

  • 2017-11-04 at HIFK - Sport, Liiga by Marco Bombino

    Salo logged nearly 19 minutes of ice-time for Sport in a 4-o loss to HIFK. He made strong plays when having the puck on his stick. In the second period, he made a really nice stretch pass that was tape-to-tape. He has excellent poise and the ability to exit the zone with smart passing. He’s not big in stature but has physicality to his game.

    On the downside, I think his skating is still average at the Liiga level. He has a bit clumsy stride. His footwork and quickness, or lack thereof, are somewhat concerning. Nevertheless, Salo has upside given his very good hockey sense, work ethic and puck skills, and could be a solid top four defenseman for the Islanders when all is said and done.

  • 2017-02-16 at SaiPa - Sport, Liiga by Asko Huuki

    Salo once again played for almost twenty minutes. He has progressed well during the season. Defender still has work to do with his skating and he isn’t agile enough in quick transitions. However on the own end he is already one of the best players on his teams because he wins majority of his board battles and he also has excellent gap control. Salo also seems more and more comfortable with the pace of Liiga. While defender plays simple game, he plays with the puck and joins the rush more often compared to the beginning of season. If he continues to develop at this pace, he should become really good two-way defender.

  • 2016-10-12 at Ilves - Sport by Miika Arponen

    Salo played once again a solid game with TOI of 18:20. He didn’t look at all out of place among grown-up professionals. His skating looks a bit clumsy at times, but he isn’t slow in any way and joined the rush a few times in this game. He was put on the ice at the end when Sport hunted for the equalizer with an extra attacker, which was a good move by the coach, because Salo assisted the equalizing goal.

    Sometimes Salo still overplays situations especially when he sees an opportunity to a turnover, but his defensive awareness is still high quality. His gap control is excellent and he can defend well both with his stick and with his body.

  • 2016-10-07 at Sport - Tappara, Liiga by Asko Huuki

    Salo is not the flashiest player on ice but his defensive skills are impressive for a player of his age. He already looks solid in men’s league, positions himself well and even shows some grit and willingness to play physical game. However Salo could add some power to his skating as he seems bit slow at times. While his offensive skills are somewhat limited, he is capable of decent passing play and the defender even got two assists against Tappara.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Sport U16U16 I-divisioona Q4 0 00 2|        
  Sport U16U16 II-divisioona8 0 22 0|        
 2012-2013 Sport U16U16 SM-sarja Q10 4 48 2|        
  Sport U16U16 SM-sarja28 4 1115 16|        
 2013-2014 Sport U17U17 SM-sarja3 2 24 2|        
  Sport U17U17 Mestis1 1 12 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Sport U18U18 Mestis25 4 711 8|        
  Sport U18U18 SM-sarja18 4 15 8|        
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr4 0 11 2|        
 2014-2015 Sport U20U20 SM-sarja45 10 1626 32|        
  SportLiiga4 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17WHC-176 0 00 0|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr10 0 00 4|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 0 00 0|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr7 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 02 2|        
  Sport U20U20 SM-sarja27 10 717 8|        
  SportLiiga16 0 00 0|        
  HermesMestis7 1 01 18|        
  Finland U18WJC-187 1 01 2|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr4 1 01 0|        
 2016-2017 SportLiiga54 1 1516 14|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr11 0 11 10|        
 2017-2018 SportLiiga43 0 55 14|        
  HermesMestis2 0 00 2|        
  Finland U20WJC-205 0 00 0|        
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr16 2 35 6|        
 2018-2019 SaiPaLiiga57 4 1216 20|Playoffs3 2 02
 2019-2020 SaiPaLiiga46 8 1321 14|        
  Örebro HKSHL12 1 56 2|        
  Finland EHT2 0 11 0|        
  Finland (all)International2 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Örebro HKSHL51 6 2430 16|Playoffs9 0 44
  Finland EHT6 0 00 2|        
  Finland (all)International6 0 00 2|        
 2021-2022 New York IslandersNHL21 1 45 4|        
  Bridgeport IslandersAHL40 4 1620 8|Playoffs6 1 12
 2022-2023 Bridgeport IslandersAHL- - -- -|        

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