Miikka Salomäki (born 9 March 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Salomäki with Kärpät in 2012
9 March 1993|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
52nd overall, 2011|
Salomäki was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall. by the Nashville Predators at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was their second pick in the draft, selected from playing with the Finnish Liiga with Oulun Kärpät. Salomäki was recalled to the Predators on 8 January 2015. He made his NHL debut and scored his first career NHL goal later that night against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars in a game where his team would go on to win 3–2 in overtime.
Heading into his seventh year within the Predators organization, Salomäki continued to play between the NHL and AHL, beginning the 2019–20 season with the Milwaukee Admirals. He was recalled and appeared in 5 games with Nashville before returning to the Admirals. After registering just 15 points through 41 games in the AHL, Salomäki's tenure with the Predators ended as he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Ben Harpur on February 22, 2020.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
- Gover, Jeremy K. "LIVE FORM THE NHL DRAFT: At 52, Preds select winger Miikka Salomaki…". section303.com.
- "Maple Leafs acquire Miikka Salomaki from Nashville". Toronto Maple Leafs. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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