Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Miikka Salomaki
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 03/09/1993
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: NSH: 2011-52 overall
Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve.
CAREER NOTES: Led the 2013-14 Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) in points (20g-30a-50pts), ranked on the team in assists and third in goals during his first season in North America… Tied for fifth among AHL rookies in points, and for seventh among first-year AHLers in assists in 2013-14… Tied for ninth among AHL rookies, and for second on the Admirals, in power-play points (6g-11a-17pts) in 2013-14… Tied for fourth among 2013-14 Milwaukee skaters in penalty minutes (83)… Helped Finland to a silver medal at the 2014 World Championship, posting two points (1g-1a), 18 penalty minutes and a +3 rating while appearing in all 10 games in his first appearance at the tournament… Spent his third season with Karpat Oulu of the Finnish Elite League (SM-Liiga) in 2012-13, tying for the team lead in plus/minus rating (+8) and tying for third in power-play goals (4)… Represented Finland at the World Junior Championship for the third consecutive year in 2013, tying for eighth among all tournament skaters in points (3g-5a-8pts, 6gp), while tying for 10th in assists… Ranked third on Karpat in penalty minutes (56) and plus/minus rating (+9) in 2011-12… Ranked second in the 2012 SM-Liiga playoffs in penalty minutes (56)… Represented Finland at the 2012 World Junior Championship, tying for third on the team in goals (3), and fifth in points (6) in seven games… Tied for sixth in goals (5) and ranked third among junior players in points (5) with Karpat during the 2011 European Trophy tournament… Ranked second among SM-Liiga rookies in penalty minutes (53), and tied for 11th in both points (4g-6a-10pts) and plus/minus rating (+2) in 2010-11… Named one of Finland’s three best players at the 2011 U-18 World Championship after tying for sixth in tournament goals (4) and ranking second on the team in points (6)… Notched three points (2g-1a) and tied for the team lead in penalty minutes (14) with Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championship. Both of his goals were game-winners… Also represented Finland at the 2010 Under-20 Four Nations Tournament… Named Finnish junior league (Jr. A SM-Liiga) rookie of the year in 2009-10… Helped Karpat win the 2010 Jr. A SM-Liiga title… Ranked sixth in the Finnish junior league in penalty minutes (93), and ranked 11th in both points (18g-25a-43pts) and goals with Karpat’s junior squad in 2009-10… Helped Finland to a bronze medal at the 2010 U-18 World Championship…  Posted three points (2g-1a) in five games with Finland at the 2010 World Under-17 Challenge… Tied for fourth in Finland’s Jr. B I-division in assists (30), and ranked sixth in both points (43) and penalty minutes (71) with Laser HT U18 in 2008-09… A 2007-08 Pahjola Camp All-Star. Invited as one of the top Under-16 players in the nation… Product of the Karpat Oulu system that also produced Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.