Miikka Salomäki

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).

Miikka Salomäki
Miikka Salomäki 2012 1.jpg
Salomäki with Kärpät in 2012
Born (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 27)
Raahe, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Kärpät
Nashville Predators
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 2011
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

Salomäki was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall. by the Nashville Predators at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1] 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.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Kärpät SM-l 40 4 6 10 53 3 0 1 1 27
2010–11 Suomi U20 Mestis 3 1 1 2 27
2011–12 Kärpät SM-l 40 12 9 21 56 7 1 0 1 56
2012–13 Kärpät SM-l 42 9 10 19 44 3 2 0 2 14
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 20 30 50 83 3 0 0 0 6
2014–15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 38 7 11 18 30
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 1 2 4
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 61 5 5 10 28 14 1 1 2 6
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 0 1 4
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 58 2 6 8 34 8 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 37 3 4 7 8 2 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 3 1 1 2 2
2019–20 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 41 5 10 15 35
2019–20 Nashville Predators NHL 5 1 0 1 4
Liiga totals 122 25 25 50 153 13 3 1 4 97
NHL totals 167 12 15 27 76 30 1 2 3 10

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2014 Belarus
IIHF World U18 Championships
  2010 Belarus
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Finland U17 10th 5 2 1 3 8
2010 Finland WJC18   5 0 1 1 4
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 4 2 6 2
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 2 1 3 14
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 3 3 6 4
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 3 5 8 6
2014 Finland WC   10 1 1 2 18
Junior totals 35 14 13 27 38
Senior totals 10 1 1 2 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gover, Jeremy K. "LIVE FORM THE NHL DRAFT: At 52, Preds select winger Miikka Salomaki…". section303.com.
  2. ^ "Maple Leafs acquire Miikka Salomaki from Nashville". Toronto Maple Leafs. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.

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