- 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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|2017-2018||Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||15||12||10||22||6||||
|Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||18||5||7||12||22|||||Playoffs||5||2||0||2||0|
|2018-2019||Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||15||16||23||39||6||||
|Jokerit U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||5||4||14||18||2|||||Playoffs||7||7||8||15||6|
|Jokerit U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||33||18||18||36||32|||||Playoffs||1||0||1||1||0|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||14||9||13||22||6||||
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