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Samu Salminen

Position: center
Shoots: Left
Born: 2003-04-09 / Helsinki
Height 187 cm
Weight 74 kg
Team: Jokerit
  • 2019-02-09 at Finland - Russia, U16 Four Nations by Lassi Alanen

    Salminen was centering the top line and serving as alternate captain in Finland’s 2-4 loss against Russia at the U16 Four Nations tournament. He made a smart passing play from behind the net to record a primary assist on Finland’s second goal of the game.

    Salminen’s most notable quality was his offensive hockey sense. He made multiple smart plays with the puck and his passes in the offensive zone were surprising and creative especially on the man-advantage, as he was running the top power-play unit from the right half-wall. Salminen has solid puck skills and the ability to make moves in tight spaces.

    Salminen’s skating looked OK overall, but he especially needs to work on his first few steps. Salminen has already a good frame at 6 foot 2 and has good reach, but at the same time he is rather slim and lost quite a significant amount of puck/board battles.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q15 12 1022 6|        
  Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja18 5 712 22|Playoffs5 2 02
 2018-2019 Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q15 16 2339 6|        
  Jokerit U16Jr. C SM-sarja5 4 1418 2|Playoffs7 7 815
  Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja33 18 1836 32|Playoffs1 0 11
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 8 1119 4|        

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