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Sami Salo     \SAL-oh\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: September 2, 1974 in Turku, Finland
Draft: Ottawa, 9th round (239th overall), 1996 NHL Entry
Contract: 2 years/$7,500,000
2013-14 Cap Hit: $3,750,000.00 (full contract info at capgeek.com)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1998-99 24 OTT NHL 61 7 12 19 7 20 24 5 2 0 1 6 6 0 106 6.6 1202 20:42 Calder-9
1999-00 25 OTT NHL 37 6 8 14 6 6 2 3 3 0 1 6 2 0 85 7.1 751 20:18
2000-01 26 OTT NHL 31 2 16 18 5 9 10 1 1 0 0 5 11 0 61 3.3 612 20:44
2001-02 27 OTT NHL 66 4 14 18 6 1 14 2 1 1 2 9 5 0 122 3.3 1311 20:52
2002-03 28 VAN NHL 79 9 21 30 10 9 10 5 4 0 1 12 5 4 126 7.1 1591 20:08 Byng-44
2003-04 29 VAN NHL 74 7 19 26 9 8 22 2 5 0 2 8 10 1 143 4.9 1646 22:14
2005-06 31 VAN NHL 59 10 23 33 11 9 38 1 9 0 2 11 11 1 140 7.1 1445 24:30
2006-07 32 VAN NHL 67 14 23 37 13 21 26 9 5 0 6 10 13 0 143 9.8 1437 21:27
2007-08 33 VAN NHL 63 8 17 25 9 8 38 2 6 0 1 5 11 1 122 6.6 1490 24:39
2008-09 34 VAN NHL 60 5 20 25 8 5 26 0 5 0 2 11 9 0 110 4.5 1211 20:11
2009-10 35 VAN NHL 68 9 19 28 10 14 18 3 6 0 3 10 7 2 119 7.6 1406 21:41
2010-11 36 VAN NHL 27 3 4 7 3 -3 14 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 39 7.7 549 20:21
2011-12 37 VAN NHL 69 9 16 25 9 7 10 2 7 0 3 9 7 0 136 6.6 1411 20:27 Byng-45
2012-13 38 TBL NHL 46 2 15 17 5 5 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 48 4.2 965 21:59
2013-14 39 TBL NHL 71 4 13 17 6 11 18 4 0 0 0 7 6 0 81 4.9 1292 18:11
9 yrs VAN NHL 566 74 162 236 83 78 202 26 48 0 20 78 75 9 1078 6.9 12186 22:31
4 yrs OTT NHL 195 19 50 69 24 36 50 11 7 1 4 26 24 0 374 5.1 3876 20:52
2 yrs TBL NHL 117 6 28 34 11 16 34 5 1 0 0 7 6 0 129 4.7 2257 19:17
Career NHL 878 99 240 339 117 130 286 42 56 1 24 111 105 9 1581 6.3 18319 21:51

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1998-99 24 OTT NHL 61 0.11 0.20 0.31 0.12 0.39 1.74 8 14 22 8 68 21 35 8 20 1.5 4.0 5.5 Calder-9
1999-00 25 OTT NHL 37 0.16 0.22 0.38 0.15 0.05 2.30 7 9 16 6 39 10 30 7 6 1.3 2.1 3.4
2000-01 26 OTT NHL 31 0.06 0.52 0.58 0.18 0.32 1.97 2 17 19 6 44 16 25 6 9 1.4 1.8 3.2
2001-02 27 OTT NHL 66 0.06 0.21 0.27 0.09 0.21 1.85 5 16 21 7 48 11 50 14 1 1.1 2.5 3.6
2002-03 28 VAN NHL 79 0.11 0.27 0.38 0.13 0.13 1.59 10 23 33 12 70 19 78 36 9 2.5 3.7 6.2 Byng-44
2003-04 29 VAN NHL 74 0.09 0.26 0.35 0.12 0.30 1.93 8 22 30 10 65 22 59 24 8 1.8 3.7 5.5
2005-06 31 VAN NHL 59 0.17 0.39 0.56 0.19 0.64 2.37 10 22 32 11 73 32 78 46 9 2.5 3.8 6.3
2006-07 32 VAN NHL 67 0.21 0.34 0.55 0.20 0.39 2.13 15 23 38 14 77 29 43 16 21 3.5 5.6 9.1
2007-08 33 VAN NHL 63 0.13 0.27 0.40 0.14 0.60 1.94 9 18 27 10 64 28 54 26 8 1.9 4.2 6.1
2008-09 34 VAN NHL 60 0.08 0.33 0.42 0.13 0.43 1.83 5 20 25 8 57 22 54 24 5 1.7 2.8 4.5
2009-10 35 VAN NHL 68 0.13 0.28 0.41 0.15 0.26 1.75 10 20 30 11 84 24 65 19 14 2.3 3.5 5.9
2010-11 36 VAN NHL 27 0.11 0.15 0.26 0.10 0.52 1.44 3 4 7 3 22 8 21 4 -3 0.5 0.9 1.4
2011-12 37 VAN NHL 69 0.13 0.23 0.36 0.13 0.14 1.97 10 17 27 10 72 25 56 16 7 2.1 3.4 5.5 Byng-45
2012-13 38 TBL NHL 46 0.04 0.33 0.37 0.11 0.35 1.04 4 28 32 10 48 9 48 14 5 0.9 1.9 2.8
2013-14 39 TBL NHL 71 0.06 0.18 0.24 0.08 0.25 1.14 5 14 19 7 0 0 0 0 11 0.7 3.3 4.1
9 yrs VAN NHL 566 0.13 0.29 0.42 0.15 0.36 1.90 80 169 249 90 584 209 508 211 78 18.8 31.6 50.5
4 yrs OTT NHL 195 0.10 0.26 0.35 0.12 0.26 1.92 22 56 78 27 199 58 140 35 36 5.3 10.3 15.6
2 yrs TBL NHL 117 0.05 0.24 0.29 0.09 0.29 1.10 9 42 51 16 48 9 48 14 16 1.6 5.2 6.8
Career NHL 878 0.11 0.27 0.39 0.13 0.33 1.80 111 267 378 133 831 276 696 260 130 25.8 47.1 72.9

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1998-99 24 OTT NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 86 22:32
1999-00 25 OTT NHL 6 1 1 2 1 -8 0 0 1 0 0 19 5.3 145 24:11
2000-01 26 OTT NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 90 22:30
2001-02 27 OTT NHL 12 2 1 3 1 4 4 2 0 0 0 19 10.5 245 20:23
2002-03 28 VAN NHL 12 1 3 4 1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 19 5.3 250 21:52
2003-04 29 VAN NHL 7 1 2 3 1 -3 2 0 1 0 0 19 5.3 161 23:59
2006-07 32 VAN NHL 10 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 27 0.0 259 26:53
2008-09 34 VAN NHL 7 3 4 7 3 0 2 1 2 0 2 12 25.0 130 19:36
2009-10 35 VAN NHL 12 1 5 6 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 18 5.6 248 21:40
2010-11 36 VAN NHL 21 3 2 5 2 -4 2 0 3 0 1 33 9.1 404 19:13
2011-12 37 VAN NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 94 19:49
Career NHL 100 12 19 31 12 -17 18 4 8 0 3 195 6.2 2112 21:07

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1991-92 17 Kiekko-67 Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 23 4 5 9 0 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 18 Kiekko-67 Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 21 9 4 13 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 19 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 7 13 20 0 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 20 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 14 1 3 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 20 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 19 4 2 6 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 20 TPS Turku Finland 7 1 2 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 21 TPS Turku Finland 47 7 14 21 0 32 7 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 22 TPS Turku Finland 48 9 6 15 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 22 TPS Turku EuroHL 6 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1997-98 23 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 35 3 5 8 0 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1997-98 23 Jokerit Helsinki EuroHL 6 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1998-99 24 Detroit Vipers IHL 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.0 0 0:00
2000-01 26 Finland WC-A 9 3 6 9 9 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0:00
2001-02 27 Finland Olympics 4 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2003-04 29 Finland WC-A 7 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 30 Finland W-Cup 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 30 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 41 6 8 14 0 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2005-06 31 Finland Olympics 6 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0:00
2009-10 35 Finland Olympics 6 1 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0:00
2010-11 36 Manitoba Moose AHL 3 2 0 2 -2 2 1 1 0 1 4 50.0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season AHL 3 2 0 2 -2 2 1 1 0 1 4 50.0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons EuroHL 12 1 3 4 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Fin-Jr. 94 21 25 46 0 52 21 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Finland 137 20 27 47 0 72 20 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Finland-2 19 4 2 6 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season IHL 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 16 2 4 6 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season Sweden 41 6 8 14 0 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season W-Cup 6 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 16 3 9 12 10 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0:00

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 19 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 0 1 1 10
1994-95 20 TPS Turku Finland 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 21 TPS Turku Finland 11 1 3 4 8
1996-97 22 TPS Turku Finland 10 2 3 5 4
1996-97 22 TPS Turku EuroHL 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 23 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 8 0 1 1 2
2004-05 30 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 14 1 6 7 2
Career 1 Season EuroHL 2 0 0 0 2
Career 1 Season Fin-Jr. 7 0 1 1 10
Career 4 Seasons Finland 30 3 7 10 14
Career 1 Season Sweden 14 1 6 7 2
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2002 FIN 0 0 -1 5
2 2006 FIN 1 3 3 0 10 12
3 2010 FIN 1 1 2 4 14 7
Car 2 4 5 3 24 24

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sami Salo 9.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.5 4.5 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.8 1.4
Derek Morris 94.5 8.7 6.9 6.3 6.1 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1
Gary Bergman 92.4 9.2 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.0 3.5
Robert Picard 92.3 8.6 6.6 6.2 6.2 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.8 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.5 1.5
Mike Ramsey 91.7 8.0 7.0 6.9 6.5 6.1 5.7 5.2 4.9 4.8 3.9 3.7 3.3 1.6
Jack Crawford 91.5 5.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.0 0.2
Butch Bouchard 90.9 8.2 5.9 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.8 3.5 2.8 1.6
Alexei Zhitnik 90.8 9.6 7.3 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.1 3.0 2.4
Terry Harper 90.7 8.0 6.9 6.4 5.9 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.7 3.9 3.3 3.3 1.3 1.0
Mattias Ohlund 90.5 7.9 7.7 7.0 6.1 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.1 4.6 3.8 3.8 2.3 1.3
Gus Mortson 90.4 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.0 2.2 2.1 1.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sami Salo 9.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.5 4.5 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.8 1.4
Derek Morris 93.5 8.7 6.9 6.3 6.1 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 1.4 1.3
Gary Bergman 92.4 9.2 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.0 3.5
Robert Picard 92.3 8.6 6.6 6.2 6.2 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.8 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.5 1.5
Jack Crawford 91.5 5.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.4 2.8 2.4 2.0 0.2
Mattias Ohlund 90.5 7.9 7.7 7.0 6.1 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.1 4.6 3.8 3.8 2.3 1.3
Mario Marois 90.4 8.8 7.1 6.3 6.3 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.1 4.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 0.9 0.3
Gus Mortson 90.4 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.0 2.2 2.1 1.2
Jim Schoenfeld 89.7 9.7 7.1 7.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.4 4.6 4.2 2.6 1.9 1.8 1.4
Steve Chiasson 89.5 8.2 7.0 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.5 4.7 4.5 4.1 2.6 2.5 2.1 1.8
Pavel Kubina 89.0 7.7 7.1 6.3 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.1 4.0 3.4 2.4 2.3 0.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 28, 1999: Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to wrist injury vs. Philadelphia, November 28, 1999.

December 14, 2000: Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Atlanta, December 14, 2000.

September 21, 2002: Traded to Vancouver by Ottawa for Peter Schaefer, September 21, 2002.

September 24, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), September 24, 2004.

July 22, 2010: Missed majority of 2010-11 due to torn achilles tendon during off-season training, July 22, 2010.

July 1, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2012.

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