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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Sami Salo

Friday, 01.07.2011 / 12:28 PM / News
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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Sami Salo

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Sami Salo.

Salo, 36, collected seven points (3-4-7) and 14 penalty minutes in 27 games in the 2010.11 regular season. The 6’3” defenceman also appeared in 21 playoff games, recording five points (3-2-5). Salo notched the game winner of game 4 of the Western Conference Final on May 22, 2011.

The Turku, Finand native concluded the season having played in 497 games in a Canucks uniform (19th all-time in franchise history), ranking seventh in club history as the top scoring defenceman (65-146-211) and tied for fifth for most overtime goals (5). Salo has played in 12 NHL seasons with the Canucks and Ottawa Senators, collecting 280 career points (84-196-280) in 692 games.

On the international stage, Salo has played in three Olympic Games, winning a silver medal with Finland in 2006. He also collected a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships and 2004 World Cup.

Salo's 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 68 9 19 28 14 18 6 0 3 119 7.6
2009-2010 Finland-Olympics 6 1 1 2 4
2010-2011 Canucks 27 3 4 7 -3 14 1 0 0 39 7.7
NHL Totals 692 84 196 280 107 242 48 1 21 1,316 6.4