Anssi Salmela

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: August 13, 1984 in Nokia, Finland

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2008-09 24 TOT NHL 26 1 5 6 1 8 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 41 2.4 94 416 15:59 0 0 24 27 6 11
2008-09 24 NJD NHL 17 0 3 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 33 0.0 73 258 15:10 0 0 17 15 0 3
2008-09 24 ATL NHL 9 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 12.5 21 158 17:31 0 0 7 12 6 8
2009-10 25 TOT NHL 38 2 6 8 -1 22 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 41 4.9 76 512 13:28 0 0 48 30 9 16
2009-10 25 ATL NHL 29 1 4 5 4 22 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 27 3.7 48 382 13:10 0 0 39 23 7 10
2009-10 25 NJD NHL 9 1 2 3 -5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 14 7.1 28 130 14:27 0 0 9 7 2 6
2010-11 26 NJD NHL 48 1 6 7 -11 14 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 57 1.8 98 835 17:24 0 0 48 36 14 16
3 yrs NJD NHL 74 2 11 13 -15 20 1 0 1 1 11 0 0 104 1.9 199 1223 16:32 0 0 74 58 16 25
2 yrs ATL NHL 38 2 6 8 4 24 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 35 5.7 69 540 14:12 0 0 46 35 13 18
Career NHL 112 4 17 21 -11 44 2 1 1 1 17 0 0 139 2.9 268 1763 15:44 0 0 120 93 29 43

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 24 2 Teams NHL 26 316 331 48.8 -2.0 225 252 47.2 -4.7 8.7 92.9 101.6 62.7 37.3
2008-09 24 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 191.8 206 196 51.2 -1.0 143 149 49.0 -4.4 8.3 93.8 102.1 77.5 22.5
2008-09 24 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 9 144.2 110 135 44.9 -2.9 82 103 44.3 -4.7 9.2 91.5 100.8 40.3 59.7
2009-10 25 2 Teams NHL 38 455 440 50.8 1.2 344 343 50.1 0.7 8.4 91.3 99.8 55.9 44.1
2009-10 25 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 29 373.4 347 342 50.4 0.7 261 265 49.6 0.5 10.4 92.1 102.5 53.4 46.6
2009-10 25 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 112.9 108 98 52.4 3.3 83 78 51.6 1.0 1.8 88.9 90.6 63.8 36.2
2010-11 26 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 800.2 600 645 48.2 -7.3 464 503 48.0 -8.5 6.8 90.8 97.6 56.4 43.6
2 yrs NHL 29 517.6 457 477 48.9 -0.3 343 368 48.2 -0.9 10.1 91.9 102.1 49.8 50.2
3 yrs NHL 17 1104.9 914 939 49.3 -4.9 690 730 48.6 -6.6 6.5 91.2 97.7 61.1 38.9
2 yrs NHL 26 771 771 50.0 -0.2 569 595 48.9 -1.7 8.5 92.0 100.5 58.8 41.2
Career NHL 9 1622.5 2142 2187 49.5 -2.2 1602 1693 48.6 -3.6 8.0 91.6 99.7 58.0 42.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2008-09 24 TOT NHL 26 2 0.04 0.19 0.23 0.07 0.31 1.58 1 5 6 2 18 4 14 1 1 0.2 0.8 1.1
2008-09 24 NJD NHL 17 1 0.00 0.18 0.18 0.05 0.35 1.94 0 3 3 1 11 3 7 0 1 0.0 0.6 0.6
2008-09 24 ATL NHL 9 1 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.22 0.89 1 2 3 1 7 1 7 1 0 0.2 0.2 0.5
2009-10 25 TOT NHL 38 3 0.05 0.16 0.21 0.07 0.58 1.08 2 6 8 3 22 0 24 1 -1 0.5 1.0 1.4
2009-10 25 ATL NHL 29 2 0.03 0.14 0.17 0.05 0.76 0.93 1 4 5 2 20 0 17 1 4 0.2 1.1 1.2
2009-10 25 NJD NHL 9 1 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.00 1.56 1 2 3 1 2 0 7 0 -5 0.3 -0.1 0.2
2010-11 26 NJD NHL 48 2 0.02 0.13 0.15 0.05 0.29 1.19 1 6 7 2 23 0 36 2 -11 -0.1 1.6 1.5
3 yrs NJD NHL 74 4 0.03 0.15 0.18 0.05 0.27 1.41 2 11 13 4 36 3 50 2 -15 0.2 2.1 2.3
2 yrs ATL NHL 38 3 0.05 0.16 0.21 0.07 0.63 0.92 2 6 8 3 27 1 24 2 4 0.4 1.3 1.7
Career NHL 112 7 0.04 0.15 0.19 0.06 0.39 1.24 4 17 21 7 63 4 74 4 -11 0.6 3.4 4.0

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2000-01 16 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 32 7 3 10 24
2001-02 17 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 11 6 4 10 12
2001-02 17 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 26 3 4 7 22
2002-03 18 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 23 5 9 14 22
2003-04 19 Suomi U20 Finland-2 5 2 2 4 0
2003-04 19 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 27 10 9 19 22
2003-04 19 Tappara Tampere Finland 10 0 0 0 2
2004-05 20 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 2 4 6 6
2004-05 20 Tappara Tampere Finland 48 1 5 6 49
2005-06 21 2 Teams Finland 48 8 8 16 59
2005-06 21 Tappara Tampere Finland 8 0 1 1 0
2005-06 21 Pelicans Lahti Finland 40 8 7 15 59
2006-07 22 Pelicans Lahti Finland 56 11 12 23 58
2007-08 23 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 16 16 32 40
2007-08 23 Finland WC-A 8 0 0 0 3 37 0 0 0 0
2008-09 24 Finland WC-A 7 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0
2008-09 24 2 Teams AHL 40 8 16 24 -8 41 5 3 0 1 101 7.9
2008-09 24 Lowell Devils AHL 38 8 16 24 -6 41 5 3 0 1 96 8.3
2008-09 24 Chicago Wolves AHL 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
2010-11 26 Albany Devils AHL 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
2010-11 26 Finland WC-A 9 1 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0
2011-12 27 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 22 6 4 10 14
2011-12 27 Finland WC-A 7 0 2 2 0 25 0 0 0 0
2012-13 28 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 37 2 12 14 37
Career 2 Seasons AHL 42 8 16 24 -11 41 5 3 0 1 105 7.6
Career 4 Seasons Fin-Jr. 86 20 26 46 72
Career 2 Seasons Fin-U18 43 13 7 20 36
Career 5 Seasons Finland 218 36 41 77 208
Career 1 Season Finland-2 5 2 2 4 0
Career 2 Seasons KHL 59 8 16 24 51
Career 4 Seasons WC-A 31 2 4 6 10 68 2 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2000-01 16 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 2 0 1 1 4
2001-02 17 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 2 1 3 0
2003-04 19 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 12 5 3 8 4
2003-04 19 Tappara Tampere Finland 3 0 0 0 2
2004-05 20 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 20 Tappara Tampere Finland 8 0 0 0 0
2006-07 22 Pelicans Lahti Finland 6 1 1 2 4
2007-08 23 Tappara Tampere Finland 11 0 6 6 14
2011-12 27 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 21 1 3 4 16
2012-13 28 Avangard Omsk Region KHL 11 0 1 1 6
Career 3 Seasons Fin-Jr. 15 7 4 11 4
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 2 0 1 1 4
Career 4 Seasons Finland 28 1 7 8 20
Career 2 Seasons KHL 32 1 4 5 22

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 3 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3
Anssi Salmela 1.5 1.4 1.1
Rod Buskas 88.6 1.5 1.2 0.9
Adrien Plavsic 88.4 1.6 1.3 1.2
Daryl Stanley 88.4 1.5 1.1 1.1
Kurt Sauer 87.5 1.4 1.3 0.9
Davis Drewiske 85.9 1.3 1.3 0.9
Craig Rivet 85.2 1.4 1.3 0.4
Andrew Alberts 85.0 1.9 1.5 1.2
Niclas Wallin 83.7 1.7 1.3 0.8
Dale Hoganson 81.3 2.4 1.4 1.2
Randy Boyd 81.2 1.3 1.2 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Anssi Salmela 1.5 1.4 1.1
Buck Jones 76.6 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.1
Jean Pusie 73.7 1.2 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.1
Davis Drewiske 72.6 1.7 1.3 1.3 0.9 0.6
Peter Scamurra 72.5 1.6 1.2 0.7 0.5
Petr Buzek 69.1 2.3 1.5 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.0
Jack Bownass 67.6 1.6 1.6 0.3 0.2
Rick Berry 66.7 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.6
Barry Legge 66.0 1.4 1.3 0.2
Ivan Majesky 65.7 2.6 1.7 1.3
Bob Dawes 65.6 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.1

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

May 30, 2008: Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, May 30, 2008.

March 2, 2009: Traded to Atlanta by New Jersey for Niclas Havelid and Myles Stoesz, March 2, 2009.

February 4, 2010: Traded to New Jersey by Atlanta with Ilya Kovalchuk and Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Jonathon Merrill) in 2010 Entry Draft for Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier and New Jersey's 1st (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, February 4, 2010.

July 15, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), July 15, 2011.

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