Juuse Saros

Juuse Saros (born 19 April 1995) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Saros was selected by the Predators in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Juuse Saros
Juuse Saros 2017-06-08 1.jpg
Saros with the Nashville Predators in 2017
Born (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 25)
Forssa, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
HPK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 99th overall, 2013
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

Saros was born in Forssa but grew up in Hämeenlinna. He played his entire youth career and first three professional seasons with hometown club, HPK of the Liiga. On 16 June 2015, he was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators, having been drafted by Nashville in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Saros was named to the 2012–13 Jr. A SM-Liiga All-Star Team and was a member of Team Finland at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships where he was named the tournament's Best Goaltender.[2]

Saros was on the Finland Team in the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Championships.[3]

Saros made his NHL debut on 28 November 2015, against the Buffalo Sabres.[4] He won his first NHL game on 22 October 2016, against the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5] Saros recorded his first NHL shutout on 30 December 2016, making 25 saves against the St. Louis Blues.[6] He set a franchise record for the most saves in a shutout on 14 December 2017, making 46 saves against the Edmonton Oilers.[7]

On 16 July 2018, he was re-signed by the Predators to a three-year, $4.5 million contract.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2013–14 HPK Liiga 44 17 16 9 2,625 77 7 1.76 .928 6 2 4 367 14 0 2.29 .903
2014–15 HPK Liiga 47 13 18 16 2,834 101 6 2.14 .929
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 38 29 8 0 2,248 84 4 2.24 .920 2 0 2 117 5 0 2.57 .891
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 1 0 58 3 0 3.10 .870
2016–17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 15 13 2 0 903 28 1 1.86 .934
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 21 10 8 3 1,200 47 1 2.35 .923 2 0 0 57 3 0 3.18 .824
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 26 11 5 7 1,497 61 3 2.44 .925 4 0 0 114 2 0 1.05 .952
2017–18 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 9 3 5 1 542 26 1 2.88 .906
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 31 17 10 2 1,697 74 3 2.62 .915 1 0 0 46 1 0 1.33 .952
2019–20 Nashville Predators NHL 40 17 12 4 2,177 98 4 2.70 .914 4 1 3 242 13 0 3.22 .895
Liiga totals 91 30 34 25 5,459 178 13 1.97 .929 6 2 4 367 14 0 2.29 .903
NHL totals 119 55 36 16 6,628 283 11 2.56 .918 11 1 3 458 19 0 2.49 .907
Medal record
Representing   Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2014 Belarus
  2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
  2014 Sweden
IIHF World U18 Championship
  2013 Russia
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  2012 Czech Republic/Slovakia

Awards and honoursEdit

Honours Year
Jr. A SM-Liiga All-Star Team 2012–13 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Predators sign 2013 draftee Juuse Saros". Nashville Predators. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Finnish goaltender Saros making his mark". National Hockey League. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Bratten, Brooks (29 November 2015). "Saros Makes NHL Debut, Preds Fall to Sabres". NHL.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Fiala, Arvidsson score 2 each as Predators beat Penguins 5-1". The Bellingham Herald. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Korac, Louie (31 December 2016). "Juuse Saros, Predators blank Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  7. ^ Bratten, Brooks (15 December 2017). "Juuse Saros Records 46-Save Shutout in Preds' Win". NHL.com. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Preds Sign Goaltender Juuse Saros to Three-Year Contract". NHL.com. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  9. ^ "U20 SM-liiga All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.

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