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Samu Salminen Profile

Samu Salminen
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/187 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Jokerit U20 (FIN)

Samu Salminen's Player Profile

Samu Salminen - Dobber Prospects - July 7th: "Salminen is a highly skilled, playmaking center but struggles a bit with his skating and the pace of his game. He’s a big player with solid physicality and has solid faceoff skills. His defensive game still needs improvement, but a good thing was that he had really good defensive effort even though he sometimes was in the wrong place."

Scott Wheeler - The Atheletic - June 22nd: "He’s also a deft stickhandler, which blends well with his length to make him an excellent puck protector, helping him get to his spots with control against reaching defenders when the play slows down inside the offensive zone"

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - May 24th: "Although he has ideal size, a plus shot, and is willing to battle below the hashes, Salminen is not the most energetic forward on the ice and comes across as more of a shoot-first center than a hard-working possession driver."

Eetu Siltanen - Dobber Prospects - Mar. 8: "Salminen’s a 6’3” center with good offensive skills and great hockey sense. He is growing into a good two-way center but needs to really improve his defensive game, even though his effort defensively is good."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 22nd: "A center with some size, he plays a solid two-way game. Although he lacks at times positionally in the defensive zone, the effort is there and that makes up for it a lot of times at his level."

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Samu Salminen (#18) Shift by Shift vs. Finland White U18, February 4, 2021

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