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Sami Salo named to Finnish Olympic Team

Wednesday, 30.12.2009 / 12:21 PM / News
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Sami Salo named to Finnish Olympic Team

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Vancouver, B.C. – Finland’s 2010 Men’s Olympic Hockey team announced today that Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo has been named to Team Finland’s roster for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Salo, 35, has eight points (3-5-8) and eight penalty minutes in 33 games played with Vancouver this season. Through 630 career NHL games, Salo has recorded 75 goals, 178 assists (75-178-253) and 218 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound native of Turku, Finland has made 62 post-season appearances, recording 20 points (8-12-20) and 12 penalty minutes. Salo represented Finland in the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter games.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1991-1992 Kiekko-67 Turku Jr.-Fin-Jr. 23 4 5 9 26
1992-1993 Kiekko-67 Turku Jr.-Fin-Jr. 21 9 4 13 4
1993-1994 TPS Turku Jr.-Fin-Jr. 36 7 13 20 16
1994-1995 TPS Turku Jr.-Fin-Jr. 14 1 3 4 6
1994-1995 Kiekko-67 Turku-Finland-2 19 4 2 6 4
1994-1995 TPS Turku-Finland 7 1 2 3 6
1995-1996 TPS Turku-Finland 47 7 14 21 32
1996-1997 TPS Turku-Finland 48 9 6 15 10
1996-1997 TPS Turku-EuroHL 6 0 2 2 6
1997-1998 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 35 3 5 8 24
1997-1998 Jokerit Helsinki-EuroHL 6 1 1 2 2
1998-1999 Senators 61 7 12 19 20 24 2 0 1 106 6.6
1998-1999 Detroit Vipers-IHL 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
1999-2000 Senators 37 6 8 14 6 2 3 0 1 85 7.1
2000-2001 Senators 31 2 16 18 9 10 1 0 0 61 3.3
2000-2001 Finland-WC-A 9 3 6 9 6
2001-2002 Senators 66 4 14 18 1 14 1 1 2 122 3.3
2001-2002 Finland-Olympics 4 0 0 0 0
2002-2003 Canucks 79 9 21 30 9 10 4 0 1 126 7.1
2003-2004 Canucks 74 7 19 26 8 22 5 0 2 143 4.9
2003-2004 Finland-WC-A 7 0 3 3 0
2004-2005 Finland-W-Cup 6 0 1 1 2
2004-2005 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 41 6 8 14 18
2005-2006 Canucks 59 10 23 33 9 38 9 0 2 140 7.1
2005-2006 Finland-Olympics 6 1 3 4 0
2006-2007 Canucks 67 14 23 37 21 26 5 0 6 143 9.8
2007-2008 Canucks 63 8 17 25 8 38 6 0 1 122 6.6
2008-2009 Canucks 60 5 20 25 5 26 5 0 2 110 4.5
2009-2010 Canucks 33 3 5 8 8 8 1 0 1 59 5.1
NHL Totals 630 75 178 253 104 218 42 1 19 1,217 6.2
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1993-1994 TPS Turku Jr.-Fin-Jr. 7 0 1 1 0 10 0 0.0
1994-1995 TPS Turku-Finland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1995-1996 TPS Turku-Finland 11 1 3 4 0 8 0.0
1996-1997 TPS Turku-Finland 10 2 3 5 0 4 0.0
1996-1997 TPS Turku-EuroHL 2 0 0 0 2
1997-1998 Jokerit Helsinki-Finland 8 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.0
1998-1999 Senators 4 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1999-2000 Senators 6 1 1 2 -8 0 1 0 0 19 5.3
2000-2001 Senators 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0
2001-2002 Senators 12 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 19 10.5
2002-2003 Canucks 12 1 3 4 -2 0 0 0 0 19 5.3
2003-2004 Canucks 7 1 2 3 -3 2 1 0 0 19 5.3
2004-2005 Frolunda HC Goteborg-Sweden 14 1 6 7 0 2 0.0
2006-2007 Canucks 10 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 27 0.0
2008-2009 Canucks 7 3 4 7 0 2 2 0 2 12 25.0
NHL Totals 62 8 12 20 -12 12 4 0 2 139 5.8