Oskari Salminen

Born: 1999-09-22

Team: SaPKo (FIN2)

Position: Goalie

Catches: Left

Height / Weight: 6-5 / 220

It took some time for Oskari Salminen to adapt to the game of Finland’s second-highest league, however, he has been excellent during the last month for SaPKo. He has recorded five wins in a row while allowing only six goals in that span. At 6’5″, Salminen has great size and a good grasp of how to use utilize his frame in order to take away large portions of the net. He is very sound positionally, consistently in the right spot and his rebound control is an asset. Despite his massive frame, he is pretty light on his feet and moves well from side to side. He displays great patience and situational awareness in the net. Salminen showed real upside with KooKoo U20 in the past two seasons and already has 16 Liiga games under his belt. The 1999 born netminder is a real late bloomer whose development is on an upward trajectory. He has the potential to develop into a very good goalie at the higher levels in the long run. January 25, 2020

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