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Sami Salo
Sami Salo
Defenceman
(SA-loh)
Number: 6
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: 2 Sep 1974
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
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Acquired: Acquired in a trade from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for winger Peter Schaefer on Sept. 21, 2002
Drafted: OTT / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (239th overall)
PERSONAL
Sami and his wife Johanna have two daughters, Julia and Peppi, and a son named Oliver, who Salo coaches on his hockey team. Says his greatest hockey memories are playing n the 2002 Olympics and his first NHL game. Growing up his boyhood idol was Jari Kurri. The person he would most like to meet is the President of the United States. Enjoys working with charities to raise money to help fight cancer.

INTERNATIONAL
Olympics: 2006 (silver), 2002
World Championships: 2004, 2000 (silver)
World Cup: 2004 (silver)

Acquired
Acquired in a trade from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for winger Peter Schaefer on Sept. 21, 2002

FIRSTS
First Game: Oct. 10/98 at COL
First Goal: Jan. 21/99 at BOS
First Assist: Nov. 23/98 vs VAN

PHOTO GALLERY
Sami Salo

FEATURES
The Olympians: Sami Salo
Canucks confident despite Salo sitting out
Salo, Demitra hurting for Canucks 
Canucks' D can score, too 
Media Blitz

VIDEOS
Canucks TV: Sami Salo pt. 2
Canucks TV: Sami Salo pt. 1
Salo ties it
The Olympians: Sami Salo
No Salo
Canucks D-men
Last Seconds
Suffers a setback
Best goals of November
Sami does it
In and out