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Sami Salo

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Sami Salo's Biography

Sami Sakari Salo (born September 2, 1974) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his professional career with TPS of the SM-liiga before being selected by the Ottawa Senators with their last pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Senators in 1998–99 and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team. In the 2002 off-season, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks with whom he has recorded three 30-point campaigns. Prior to the 2012–13 NHL season he signed with the Lightning as a free agent. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Salo played overseas with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elite League and helped the club capture the Le Mat Trophy as league champions. Internationally, Salo has competed for Finland, appearing in two World Championships, three Winter Olympics and one World Cup. He won silver medals at the 2001 World Championships and the 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Throughout his career, Salo has become infamous for being injury prone, having suffered over 40 career injuries. He is known as a two-way defenceman with a powerful slapshot.

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  • NHL Playoffs 2014: Predictions, Previews For All 16 Teams' First Round ...

      News Source: International Business Times | 13 hours ago
    The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the favorites to advance past the first round of the playoffs. Reuters Must read While the Boston Bruins are favored to win the Stanley Cup after coming up short against the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, the field is
  • Gudlevskis wins NHL debut as TB tops Columbus 3-2

      News Source: The News Tribune | 4 days ago
    Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (31) takes a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer off the face mask during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 11, 2014, in Tampa, Fla...Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves
  • 3-goal third period lifts Lightning over Flyers

      News Source: Herald Tribune | 5 days ago
    Lightning over Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik (71), of Slovakia, celebrates after his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The Associated

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